Nick Swardson Coming to Merriam Theater, 10/7
Every so often, a comedian comes along who emerges as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer Nick Swardson is one of the most exciting artists to have taken on this role. This fall, he'll be embarking on his "Taste It" Tour with a stand up performance in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater on October 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, July 18, at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for$39.75 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Streets (open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
The road to success has been a steady climb for Nick Swardson, who started his career in St. Paul/ Minneapolis, then on to New York and Los Angeles, where he first struck feature success in writing Malibu's Most Wanted for Warner Brother Studios, which starred Jamie Kennedy. After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company, writing or co-writing and producing such projects as Grandma's Boy,Benchwarmers and co-producing I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. More recently Nick has performed in movies such as That's My Boy,Blades of Glory, 30 Minutes or Less, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which he wrote, acted, and produced. His first CD/DVD, Party, on Comedy Central Records (produced by Happy Madison) went Platinum, which he followed up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, Seriously who Farted.
In addition to his career in film and in the world of Stand Up Comedy, Nick continues to have a prolific career in television. His Comedy Central sketch show, Pretend Time with Nick Swardson ran from 2010 to 2012, and this past year he voiced the role of TROY on FXX's animated show, CHOZEN. Most recently in 2013, Nick performed in Grown Ups 2, the sequel to the hit film Grown Ups in which Nick also performed, and Back in the Day in 2014.