From July 24-26, Carvey will be bringing his incomparable act to the Orleans Showroom for a three-evening engagement. All shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Carvey’s comedic career dates back to his days as a student at San Francisco State University, where he won San Francisco’s Stand-Up Comedy Competition. But it was NBC’s SNL that made Carvey into a household name. After joining the SNL cast for the 1986-87 season, Carvey gained fame for a wide stable of characters, including “Church Lady,” “Hanz” (of “Hanz & Franz), “Grumpy Old Man,” and Garth Algar, the faithful sidekick of Wayne Campbell on “Wayne’s World.” Carvey was legendary for his impersonations of numerous real-world figures as well, particularly former President George H.W. Bush and former presidential candidate Ross Perot.
In 1992, Carvey teamed up with SNL colleague Mike Myers on Wayne’s World, the movie adaptation of their popular skit. The film was a smash success, grossing more than $160 million, and led to the 1993 sequel, Wayne’s World 2. Carvey would go on to appear in several additional movies, including The Road to Wellville and Clean Slate.
After leaving SNL in 1992, Carvey appeared on a number of television specials. He hosted the 1992 MTV Music Awards, and appeared on several comedy specials, most recently in 2008 on HBO’s Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies.
Carvey was awarded an Emmy in 1993 for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, and received five other Emmy nominations throughout his career. He was also named Television’s Funniest Supporting Male for 1990-91, and was recognized by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up acts of all time.
Tickets are now available starting from $74.95, plus tax. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.