Silver Legacy Casino – Reno NV, March 8, 2022 – The laughs will keep on rolling this spring in Reno at the Silver legacy. Set to hit the stage in April is Chris Rock and Tim Allen along with Comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes is bringing her Who Do I Think I Am? Tour to the Grande Exposition Hall at Silver Legacy.
In May the Legacy welcomes George Lopez and Tim Dillon: A Real Hero will be live in the Grande Exposition Hall as well as “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC and The unfortunate return of the ridiculously self-indulgent, ill-advised vanity tour.
April 2022 Comedy in Reno
Chris Rock Sat. April 29th
Chris Rock is one of the world’s most important comedic voices, as well as an award-winning actor, director, producer, and writer.
Rock recently wrapped production on the upcoming Higher Ground produced biopic, Rustin.
In 2021 Rock starred as Loy Cannon in season 4 of FX’s Emmy-winning drama series Fargo. He also teamed up with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures in the reimagining of the newest Saw franchise movie, Spiral, in which he produced and starred in. His most recent standup special, Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut, is now streaming on Netflix.
In 2014 Rock wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning comedy film Top Five. He also wrote, directed and starred in Head of State and I Think I Love my Wife.
His other film credits include The Week Of, the Grown Ups and Madagascar franchises, 2 Days in New York, Death at a Funeral, Nurse Betty, Dogma, the hip-hop comedy CB4, and New Jack City.
Rock’s big break in television started as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He executive produced, wrote and narrated the award-winning series Everybody Hates Chris.
In 2011 Rock made his Broadway debut starring in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherf**ker With The Hat.
Beyond acting, Rock directed HBO’s comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo and executive produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as the writer and producer of Good Hair. The critically acclaimed film won the Sundance Special Jury Prize and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary.
In 2016 Rock returned to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
Rock may be best known for his comedy specials Tamborine, Kill the Messenger, Never Scared, Bigger & Blacker and Bring the Pain. Rock took home two Emmy Awards for Bring the Pain and one for Kill the Messenger. He won Grammy Awards for Bring the Pain, Never Scared and Bigger & Blacker.
In addition to winning four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards, Rock is also a New York Times Best-Selling Author.
Anjelah Nicole Johnson-Reyes – Sat • Mar 26 • 8:00 PM
San Jose, California native Anjelah Nicole Johnson made a huge splash with one of the most successful viral comedy videos of all time, “Nail Salon.” This was one of the most-viewed YouTube and Google videos of 2007, and propelled Anjelah to new heights of touring, television and beyond. Her second Youtube video “Bon Qui Qui at King Burger,” a Mad TV sketch has also drawn millions of hits. Anjelah has a devoted following in comedy clubs, online communities, colleges and churches everywhere. Anjelah got her start as a Pop Warner cheerleader, and continued cheering through high school, college, and finally professionally, for the Oakland Raiders. As an Oakland Raiderette, she was named Rookie of the year and performed in Super Bowl XXXVII. You’ve seen Anjelah in multiple ads & commercials, including campaigns for Sprint, Visa, Snickers, Verizon, All-State, Washington Mutual, K-Swiss, and Dryers Ice Cream. As well, Anjelah has guest starred on The Shield and Love Inc., and co-starred with Gabrielle Union in the feature film The Box. She also co-starred in the Dave Caplan pilot for TBS. Anjelah recurred on FOX’s long running hit sketch series MADtv, proud to be one of the first Latina comedians to be invited to join a sketch comedy series. She was honored with a 2008 ALMA Award nomination for “Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series.” A wildly successful stand-up comedian, Anjelah has had the privilege of performing for our troops in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and continues to tour the country, playing to sold-out comedy clubs including Cobb’s, The Punchline, San Jose Improv, the Irvine Improv, the Ontario Improv, Brea Improv, Houston Improv and Miami Improv. In 2008, Anjelah was thrilled to be invited to showcase her standup in the “New Faces” category at the 26th Annual Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. In June 2009 Anjelah recorded a one-hour special for Comedy Central and a Warner Brothers Records DVD to be released in February 2010. She has also recently worked on “Our Family Wedding” where she will be acting alongside Forest Whitaker and “Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 – The Squeakuel” which was released in December 2009.
Award-winning actor and comedian Tim Allen will be live in the Reno Ballroom on Saturday, April 2. Don’t miss this comedy icon! Presented by The Row.
Tim Allen on Tour
However busy he may be as one of comedy’s biggest stars on screens big and small, Tim Allen stays true to his stand-up roots. Audiences for his live performances are just as eager to show their appreciation for his warm, wry and sometimes wild take on life in America, raising families and getting older.
Allen has honed his signature brand of observational comedy since he began earning laughs in clubs in the mid ’70s. One of the most iconic performers to emerge from the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, he rose through the ranks in the ’80s before finding fame on Home Improvement, his long-running ABC sitcom. His engaging and hilarious performances as Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story and hapless dad Scott Calvin in The Santa Clause led to two of Hollywood’s most popular family-movie franchises. In 2011, he returned to television as the star of Last Man Standing, another hit sitcom that began its eighth season in 2020.
A series of live shows to promote his 2010 film Crazy on the Outside led to a renaissance for Allen’s stand-up career and his first stand in Las Vegas since 1993. He continues to regularly perform in venues all over the US.
Who is Tim Allen?
A star at home on both screen and stage, Tim Allen has been a favorite of audiences ever since he broke out of the pack of future greats who found their voices at Los Angeles’ iconic Comedy Store in the ’80s.
Born in Colorado and raised in Michigan, Allen began his comedy career in clubs and on cable-access shows in the Detroit area in the mid ’70s. After overcoming personal troubles and moving to Los Angeles, he soon became known for a sharp brand of observational humor that reflected his everyman perspective and was anything but politically correct. Allen found another means of showcasing his wry take on love, marriage and family life when his sitcom Home Improvement began its hugely successful run on ABC in 1991. His star rose higher with his performances in Toy Story and The Santa Clause, two big-screen family hits that spawned blockbuster franchises.
His other film credits include Christmas with the Kranks, Zoom, Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog. His two books Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man and I’m Not Really Here were bestsellers. In 2011, he returned to television to star in Last Man Standing, another long-running hit sitcom. Allen continues to perform live for audiences throughout the US.
#IMOMSOHARD: The Getaway Tour -Fri • Apr 08 • 8:00 PM
This is a rescheduled event from 2021 tour.
Moms, best friends and funny ladies Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the creators of the viral web-series #IMOMSOHARD, where they discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood – with the help of a bottle of red wine!
#IMOMSOHARD has grown to over 1.5 million follows across platforms and over 120 million video views. One of their most shared episodes, I Swimsuit Season So Hard, where the moms tried on the summer’s hottest/most ridiculous swimwear, garnered over 20 million views and coverage in the world’s top news outlets. They have recently appeared on The Today Show and The Doctors, to name a few, as well as being chosen for People Magazine’s best of 2017. Part of their plan for complete world mom-ination includes their own half-hour, multi-cam comedy which the moms are developing with CBS.
After the moms’ first mega-year of touring (you know, just 72 cities) with their live stand-up show: Mom’s Night Out – Summer Break Tour, they will be hitting the road again this year with Mom’s Night Out: Round 2. Their kids are older, the moms are older, but the show is new!!
May Comedy in Reno
George Lopez Sat. May 21st 8:00 PM
George Lopez is bringing the OMG Hi! Comedy Tour to the Grande Exposition Hall at Silver Legacy on Saturday, May 21. Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television. Don’t miss out!
George Lopez on Tour
George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television.
Lopez is currently on the road, bringing his stand up comedy tour to arenas across the country. He also recently completed his standup comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down, with Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer. The comedians also debuted their BET scripted comedy series based on their tour.
Lopez will next be seen in the film El Chicano, releasing on May 3rd alongside Raúl Castillo, Aimee Garcia, and Emilio Rivera. He is also set to star in Walking With Herb opposite Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell. The faith-based film is inspired by Joe S. Bullock’s novel of the same name.
He recently wrapped shooting the upcoming crime thriller The Tax Collector with Shia LaBeouf and Lana Parrilla. David Ayer wrote the screenplay and directed the film.
Lopez starred in Lopez on TV Land. Produced by Lopez, the series explored how he struggled between his two worlds and crises that are often of his own making. The half hour single camera serialized comedy aired for two seasons.
For two seasons Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS. This represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing, and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. George Lopez remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable’s Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication.
In 2015, Lopez was seen in the Lionsgate inspirational drama, Spare Parts. Produced by Lopez, the film is based on a true story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who team up to build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition. In 2014, Lopez starred in the multi-camera ensemble comedy Saint George on FX, which he co-created.
Lopez debuted his third solo stand-up special It’s Not Me, It’s You in 2012 on HBO. Lopez also voiced animated characters in a string of animated blockbuster films including Zook in Gnome Alone, Rafael in Rio and Rio 2 along with Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, Thurman in Escape from Planet Earth opposite Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara, Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs 1 and 2, and The Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1, 2, and 3. His recent film credits include the box-office hit Valentine’s Day directed by Garry Marshall, River Runs Red, Swing Vote, Henry Poole Is Here and Balls of Fury.
Lopez has been featured in three HBO specials, The Wall in August 2017, GRAMMY nominated Best Comedy Album Tall, Dark and Chicano in 2009, and America’s Mexican in 2007. Lopez also performed as part of HBO and TBS’s Comic Relief 2006. His acclaimed comedy concert, Why You Crying?, debuted on Showtime in 2004. He released his third standup CD, El Mas Chingon, in 2006, which also earned Lopez a GRAMMY nomination in the category of Best Comedy Album. In 2004, he was nominated for a GRAMMY in the same category for his CD Team Leader.
In May 2004, Lopez’s autobiography, Why You Crying?, entered The New York Times Bestsellers List top 20. The book was co-written by Emmy winning writer and sportscaster Armen Keteyian. Lopez released his second memoir, I’m Not Gonna Lie And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50, in 2013 where he tells the unabashed and hilarious truth about aging – as only he can. Lopez was also the focus of the award-winning documentary Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream.
In 2006, Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Time named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities.
“Weird AL” Yankovic – Sunday June 12th
“Weird Al” Yankovic is bringing The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour to the Reno Ballroom on June 12! For the second time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and five-time Grammy winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. Marking his highly anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where Weird Al performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra, this is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with this legendary performer.
Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra.
Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same. As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. And like the last Vanity Tour, he is leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of almost four decades in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. A five-time Grammy winner, his 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. He is one of only five artists to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades, the other four being Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, and Kenny G. On August 27, 2018 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Weird Al with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.