Comedian, voice actor and television star Billy Gardell will return to the Treasure Island Theatre November 27 at 9 p.m.
As Officer Mike Biggs, husband to Melissa McCarthy’s Molly Flynn, Gardell entertains millions of Americans every week on CBS’ hit comedy “Mike & Molly,” which recently aired its milestone 100th episode. He is also the host of the syndicated “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club,” which films in Las Vegas.
A 17-year-old Gardell first stepped onstage at the Bonkerz comedy club after his coworkers bet him $50 that he wouldn’t do an open mic night. That first taste of stand up got him hooked, and he performed regionally and then nationally for more than twenty years. Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way and honing his grounded, down-to-earth brand point of view. His powerhouse stand up show draws relatable humor from his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life.
Prior to “Mike & Molly,” Gardell had a recurring role on “Yes Dear” as Billy Colavita and on “My Name Is Earl” as Officer Hoyne. He co-starred on the critically acclaimed “Lucky” with John Corbett and Craig Robinson, and appeared on “Judging Amy,” “Bones,” “The Practice,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Monk” and “The King of Queens,” among others. He has also lent his voice to “Phineas and Ferb,” “Family Guy” and “Gary the Rat.”
The Pittsburgh native’s film credits include “Jersey Boys,” “You, Me & Dupree” and a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Coen Brothers’ “Bad Santa.” He makes appearances in the upcoming “Undrafted” and “Going Under.”
His comedy specials, “Billy Gardell: Halftime,” premiered on Comedy Central and “Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs” premiered on Showtime. Additionally, he makes regular appearances on “NFL Today” on CBS Sports.
Tickets are available starting at $49.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com.