Here Comes the Funny tour to The Island

Red Wing, MN (April 17, 2017)  Prepare for a night of side splitting humor when comedians Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider perform outdoors at Treasure Island Resort & Casino on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Adam Sandler keeps very busy as an actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer and musician. He began his career early on with bit parts in TV shows and movies. His career took off when comedian Dennis Miller caught Sandler’s act in Los Angeles and recommended him to Lorne Michaels who produces Saturday Night Live. Sandler was hired as a writer and became a feature player in 1991.

Adam has an extensive list of film credits including, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, the romantic comedy The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds and voicing Dracula in Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 along with Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. His dramatic movie roles have included, Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish and Funny People. His current project is a Netflix comedy called Sandy Wexler that will feature his real wife Jackie. Sandy Wexler will premiere April 14.

David Spade, like his friend Adam Sandler, had his comedy break with the TV show Saturday Night Live as a cast member and writer. After his stint with SNL, Spade had a number of successful films including, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, Joe Dirt and box office hits Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. More recently he worked on two hit TV sitcoms, Rules of Engagement and Just Shoot Me! For his role in Just Shoot Me! He received a number of Emmy and Golden Globe nods.

Nick Swardson is the third member of this comedy tour and is a Twin Cities native. At the early age of 18, Nick was performing in open mic nights at the Acme Comedy Co in Minneapolis. It was there he went on to win the comedy club’s award for the “Funniest Person in the Twin Cities.”

Over the years Swardson has headlined many nightclub, appeared in commercials and had small roles in TV and films. In 2003 he took on the recurring role of Terry Bernadino on the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. Swardson and Sandler became friends in 2003 and have collaborated on a number of projects. Nick will be part of the Sandy Wexler cast which stars Sandler.

Rob Schneider is the fourth comedian member of this tour. Like Sandler and Spade, Rob was recruited by Saturday Night Live to be a writer and eventually featured cast member. Many people still remember his SNL character, The Richmeister, whose desk was located by the copier and he would annoy people by giving them nicknames as they made copies. Rob’s film credits include, Judge Dredd, Down Periscope, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Grown Ups to name a few. Since 2015 he has produced, directed and starred in the Netflix show, Real Rob which is a sitcom that follows his life and includes his real wife and daughter.

One evening with four hilarious entertainers all here for you at The Island!

Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 21 at 10am. Tickets are $99, $125 and $149 each. For tickets visit www.Ticketmaster.com or come to the Island Box Office to purchase your seats. The Wednesday show begins at 8pm. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino resort in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. Treasure Island offers guests some of the best gaming, accommodations, food service and nationally known entertainment in the casino industry. Treasure Island features over 2,200 slots, 27 blackjack tables, 20 carnival games, a 7-table poker room and a 500-seat high stakes bingo hall. Casino guests can relax in Treasure Island’s luxurious 494-room hotel and enjoy The Lagoon Water Park and Wave Spa. Take in a show with national entertainers in the 3,000-seat Island Event and Convention Center. Additional guest amenities include a 137-slip marina, 95-site RV-park, a 100-passenger cruise yacht and Island Xtreme Bowl, a 24 lane bowling center, arcade and lounge.

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