Westbury, NY - August 5, 2014 - Mineola, Long Island-born and raised, Kevin James, is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. James is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS sitcom "The King of Queens." But, he's also known for his lead roles in the comedy films: "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry;" "Paul Blart: Mall Cop;" "Grown Ups;" and "Here Comes the Boom", as well as for his supporting roles in the films "Hitch" and "The Dilemma."
James began doing stand-up comedy in 1989, making his debut at the East Side Comedy Club on Long Island, New York managed by fellow Long Island comedian Richie Minervini. He gained popularity through numerous appearances on various talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Dennis Miller Live, The Late Late Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. James was number 89 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians. James has also done his stand-up routine on "Just for Laughs," an annual comedy festival in Montreal. In 2001, James did his own stand-up television special called "Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff."
Now, Kevin James is bringing his stand-up show back to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for one night only on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM and Long Island Cares, Inc. has a special block of tickets in the 15 row. Our block of tickets are $80.00 each and you can reserve yours by contacting Claire Fratello at (631) 582-3663 x 102 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Long Island Cares' Endowment Fund.
Long Island Cares, Inc. is very proud of our relationship with Live Nation and the staff at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. The NYCB Theatre at Westbury often makes a special block of tickets to some of their top concerts available to support our Endowment Fund. In addition, they have been a constant partner in our "Beat an End to Hunger" campaign which has allowed us to auction signed and framed drumheads from some of the most popular recording artists and entertainers that have performed at the venue. The NYCB Theatre at Westbury is also represented on the Long Island Cares' Music Industry Council, and has also been the location of our annual "Concert for "Children's Hunger Awareness," a free event for Long Island schools that will be held this year on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Thank you Live Nation and the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for being great corporate partners in the fight against hunger on Long Island, and for helping us continue to turn Music 2 Meals.
About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island's first food bank: serving the hungry on Long Island since, 1980. Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island and provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors a wide variety of innovate direct service programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded by the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin in response to the growing issue of hunger on Long Island. It is continued today by his wife and partner Sandy Chapin, a dedicated Board of Directors and talented staff working out of their 35,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge and their storefront hunger assistance centers in Freeport and Lindenhurst. Long Island Cares is a member agency of the Food Bank Association of New York State and Feeding America. Long Island Cares, Inc. is recognized by the NYS Department of Health and the USDA as the regional food bank for Long Island.