T.J. Miller Drops Out of 24/7 ComedyFest at Orleans Arena; New All-Star Lineup

A night of laughter is in store as top comedians Billy Gardell, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling Frank Caliendo and more join forces for the 24/7 ComedyFest at the Orleans Arena on April 23. There has been a change to the original lineup -- due to unforeseen circumstances, T.J. Miller will no longer be performing at the event.

Billy Gardell is best known for his role as Officer Mike Biggs on the CBS hit sitcom "Mike & Molly," starring alongside Melissa McCarthy. Prior to "Mike & Molly," Gardell had a recurring role on "Yes Dear" as Billy Colavita and on "My Name Is Earl" as Officer Hoyne.

Frank Caliendo is a veteran of televised comedy and has starred in numerous television shows including "MADtv" and his own series "Frank TV." He is also known for his spot-on impressions, and has been known to imitate famous actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro; former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton; and broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden.

Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling was a longtime cast member and head writer for "The Howard Stern Show" for 18 years. He can be heard on "The Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show" in the New York tri-state region, and nationally on John Fugelsang's "Tell Me Everything."

Bobby Slayton, often referred to as "The Pitbull of Comedy," is most recognized in movies such as "Get Shorty," "Ed Wood," "Bandits" and "Dreamgirls." He has also appeared on dozens of television shows including "The Tonight Show" and "Politically Incorrect."

Actor and comedian Brian Scolaro got his start at The Comedy Cellar in New York City. He is most known for this appearances on "Conan", his Comedy Central special "Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro," as Doug on TBS's "Sullivan & Son" and as Stuart on FOX's "Stacked."

Steve "Mudflap" McGrew is known for his high-energy shows and subject material that is drawn from day-to-day life. He is a regular at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory and Sin City Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $40 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation's leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).



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