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Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Hosts An Evening Of Impressions And Stand-Up With Comedian Darrell Hammond

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The former SNL cast-member brings the laughs Saturday, February 8th

Darrell Hammond, the comedian, actor and author, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live is bringing his lively brand of stand-up comedy and impressions to the Keystone Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for a night of laughs Saturday, February 8th at 8:00pm.

The February 8th show was originally announced in October during Hammond’s appearance at a press conference announcing Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ new partnership with Wise Crackers Comedy Club.

Tickets for An Evening with Darrell Hammond are $30 and are on-sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Box Office, subject to availability.

Hammond is best known for bringing to life his famous impressions of Bill Clinton and Sean Connery as well as scores of other politicians, actors, media personalities and newsmakers during his time on SNL. With his historic run as a Saturday Night Live regular from1995 through 2009, Hammond earned the distinction of holding the longest consecutive tenure of any cast-member in the shows 38 year history. In 2011, he released his critically acclaimed memoir; God If You’re Not Up There, I’m F***ed: Misadventures with Fake Noses, Funny Accents, Addiction and Saturday Night Live.

As a stand-up comic, Hammond appeared in his own televised special, Comedy Central Presents: Darrell Hammond. He has also appeared multiple times on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has also been a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show.

Hammond has also had numerous television and motion picture roles. His credits include guest roles in the FX drama Damages, Scary Movie 3 & 6 and Law & Order: SVU. Hammond also appeared with Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, and Donald Trump in an Oreo commercial during which he performs his famous impression of Trump.

More details about An Evening with Darrell Hammond are available at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs website.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS: 
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Announces Partnership With Wise Crackers Comedy Club

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

UPDATE 10/29/13, 4:05pm: BRoll and interview footage from event for press use located here: http://vimeo.com/78090102 Please use password “mohegan”.

During a press conference this morning, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs announced a new partnership with Wise Crackers Comedy Club, which will make the property its new home. On-hand to make the announcement were Mohegan Sun President Mike Bean, Wise Crackers owner Scott Bruce and a special guest, Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond. Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will deliver the laughs with live comedians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night starting at 9:00pm in the Seasons Ballroom. Shows at Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs can seat up to 400 and are set to begin Saturday, November 30th.

“We are excited to welcome Wise Crackers and offer our guests a wonderful new live experience that will expand on our reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s most distinct entertainment destinations,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Wise Crackers Comedy Club was started in 2001 as a “mom and pop” operation with one room at Genetti’s Best Western in Hazleton, PA. Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will make the fifth Pennsylvania location for Wise Crackers. A comedy club, Wise Crackers features comedians from all over the United States as well as a few from abroad. Many of Wise Crackers comedians have appeared on the various late-night talk shows as well as starring in their own HBO and Comedy Central specials. Wise Crackers is also well known for their off-site special events and fundraisers across the tri-state area, during which they have raised over $1M for local charities.

“It’s a thrill to partner with one of Pennsylvania’s biggest names in entertainment,” said Scott Bruce, owner of Wise Crackers. “We look forward to bringing some of the best acts in comedy to Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.”

Darrell Hammond, a comedian, actor and author, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live was on hand at the press conference to provide some laughter and announce that he will be playing a show in the new Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on February 8, 2014.

“It’s great to be here with you today for this announcement but I can’t wait to come back for a full show in February,” said Hammond.

Wise Crackers opens on Saturday, November 30th with headliner Jimmy Carroll. Other shows planned include comedians Kevin Meaney on December 5th-7th, Tina Giorgi December 12th-14th, John Knight December 19th-21st and a New Year’s Extravaganza featuring the Poconos’ Tonight Show with comedy and the PTS Band. Tickets for Wise Crackers will be $15.00 per ticket for regular shows every Friday and Saturday and $5.00 per ticket for Thursday Amateur Night. Special acts will be subject to individual pricing based on the show.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.