Gabe Kaplan Performs Stand-Up at the Suncoast Showroom This Weekend

Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and pro poker player and commentator Gabe Kaplan - the star of '70s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" -- brings his stand-up act to the Suncoast Showroom, tonight and tomorrow, September 7 and 8.

Kaplan, originally eyeing a professional baseball career, got his break as a stand-up comedian on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" - opening the door for him to book regular appearances on variety shows such as "The Merv Griffin Show," "The Mike Douglas Show" and "The Sonny and Cher Show."

Kaplan is probably best-known for co-creating and starring as the title character in the popular sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," which aired on ABC from 1975 to 1979. Kaplan was also the "ABC Team Captain" in several "Battle of the Network Stars" specials, and appeared in guest roles on "Murder, She Wrote," "The Love Boat," "Police Story," among other programs. Kaplan also served as commentator or participant on "Poker After Dark," "World Poker Tour" and co-host on "High Stakes Poker" on GSN.

Film credits include: "Fast Break," "Tulips" and "Nobody's Perfekt." He has also appeared as Groucho Marx in the stage production "Groucho," which was also filmed for HBO, and the Broadway comedy "Doubles."

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95 each, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

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 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 95,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.




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