Norm Crosby, Master of the Malaprop, to Play Suncoast Showroom July 16-17

June 15, 2011 by  

Norm CrosbyFollowing a popular weekend of shows earlier this year at The Orleans Showroom, renowned funnyman with a knack for intelligent wordplay, Norm Crosby brings his trademark act to the Suncoast Showroom, July 16 and 17, each evening at 7:30 p.m.

Funnyman Sammy Shore will open for Crosby each night.

Norm Crosby is known as The Master of the Malaprop for his ability to substitute words for similar sounding words to create a phrase that ultimately makes little sense, but is typically funny. His use of malapropisms and quick wit became lucrative as he began a stand-up career in the 50s as part of a comedy act with Ethan Eichrodt. Following a smash run as part of this duo in Las Vegas, Crosby found success going solo, then going on to become a staple on the talk, variety and game show circuit in every decade since the 60s.

Crosby has performed or been a guest on multiple occasions on legendary television shows such as The Merv Griffin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dean Martin Comedy Hour and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, among countless others. He has also appeared in popular game shows, including The Hollywood Squares, Liar’s Club, Beat the Clock and Celebrity Sweepstakes. In 2004, Crosby appeared on Last Comic Standing as part of the “Roast Challenge.” Crosby is among the multiple celebrities who have co-hosted and contributed to the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

As an actor, Crosby has appeared on television shows such as Roseanne, The Love Boat, Diagnosis Murder, Law and Order and The Larry Sanders Show, to name a few. On film, he has lent his voice to Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights and Bob Saget’s Farce of the Penguins.

Crosby was a fixture on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts on NBC, ridiculing and embarrassing his fellow comedians and entertainers. In 1967 he recorded a comedy record, She Wouldn’t Eat The Mushrooms, which is now available on CD.

Sammy Shore, founder of the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and the comedian hand-picked by Colonel Parker to be Elvis Presley’s opening act during Elvis’ “Comeback Tour” in Las Vegas, will open for Crosby each evening.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.636.7075 or visiting

Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a newly renovated 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and an 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit

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