Joliet, IL (June 11, 2018) – NiteLite Promotions and Rialto Square Theatre announced today that Saturday Night Live alumnus and star of Half Baked, Jim Breuer will play the Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, August 9th at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 15th at 10am.
Breuer began his stand-up career in Clearwater, FL in 1989. He came to national attention when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (’95-’98) in 1995. He appeared alongside cast members Will Ferrell, David Spade, and Norm McDonald. Many early fans might know him by one of his much-loved SNL character, “Goat Boy” or for his uncanny Joe Pesci impressions. He also starred in the stoner comedy flick, Half Baked alongside Dave Chappelle with featured cameos from Willie Nelson, Snoop Dog and Tommy Chong.
Breuer was named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time”, and has gone on to have a mega successful career as standup comedian. Post-SNL, his fans would know him from his Comedy Central specials “Hardcore” (2002) and “Let’s Clear The Air” (2009). His 2013 special, “And Laughter for All” is the highest rated original comedy special on EPIX to date. His latest comedy special, “Comic Frenzy” (2015) is currently available on Amazon Prime.
Since 2015 he’s shared his dual passion for comedy and baseball (particularly his New York Mets) with his video recaps of the games that he posts on his Facebook page. Their viral impact has been massive and have aired on MLB Network and ESPN Sportscenter.
The crazy state of the world today makes Breuer’s upcoming 2018 tour, Jim Breuer Live all the more essential, as we seek perspective and comic relief from the day to day insanity that drives our 24/7 news cycle and social media. Breuer’s set will be decidedly non-political, but he will have much to impart about the foolishness of ruining our lives over media-generated frenzies that we have no control over.