RICHMOND, BC (May 26, 2015)
Actor-comedian Norm Macdonald will be bringing his hilarious stand-up to the River Rock Casino Resort on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
It was in the mid-80’s when the Quebec City-born Macdonald began performing in comedy clubs across Canada before moving to Los Angeles where he became a writer for the syndicated late-night talk show, The Dennis Miller Show and ABC’s Roseanne. In 1993, he moved to New York where he joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live after being discovered by producer Lorne Michaels during one of his stand-up routines.
Once cast on the show, he performed impressions of Bob Dole, Larry King, Charles Kuralt, David Letterman and Burt Reynolds. His most notable position on SNL however was his three-year stint as anchor of “Weekend Update” beginning each of his newscasts with his trademark line, “And now the fake news”.
After leaving the show in 1998, Macdonald starred in his own sitcom, The Norm Show which ran for three seasons on ABC followed by his second sitcom, A Minute with Stan Hooper which aired on FOX in 2003. His film credits include roles in Billy Madison (1995), Milos Forman’s Academy Award-nominated The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Grown Ups (2010).
In 2011, he hosted his first stand-up special, Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up which aired on Comedy Central and was then released as a CD/DVD set. Two years later, he premiered his podcast, Norm Macdonald Live which streamed live on the Video Podcast Network and was then posted on YouTube. Earlier this month, Macdonald had the honour of being the final stand-up comedian to appear on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. This summer, he can be seen as a judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $49.50 & $39.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to RiverRock.com.
About River Rock Casino Resort:
River Rock Casino Resort is the largest casino in the province of British Columbia located in the City of Richmond where the Canada Line Bridgeport Station is at its doorstep. The casino features over 1,100 slot machines along with table games, a Poker Room, three high-limit rooms and various dining options including The Buffet, Tramonto and Curve. Live entertainment options include Lulu’s Lounge and the 950-seat River Rock Show Theatre. The property is complemented by a lavish all-suite 4 Diamond hotel and a 196-room hotel adjacent to the casino.
River Rock Casino Resort is owned by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Canada’s largest gaming service and hospitality operator with 16 facilities located throughout BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Washington State.
Manager, Entertainment Publicity
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation