Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Dennis Miller will perform at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater April 8, 7:30 p.m. In this special night of live comedy, experience sharp, edgy wit and outspoken takes on today’s hottest topics with raucous political discourse from Miller.
It’s been said that Miller is “One of the premier comedy talents in America today … ” While others are blunt assessing Miller’s comedic stature, Miller himself makes a virtue of understatement, but there is nothing low key about his career.
Currently, Miller can be heard on his new weekly podcast “Red Circle Sports with Dennis Miller” (PodcastOne!) and his twice daily syndicated, 60-second radio feature “The Miller Minute.”
Miller is a five-time Emmy Award winner for his critically acclaimed half-hour, live talk show “Dennis Miller Live,” which had a nine-year run on HBO. Miller also garnered three Writers Guild of America Awards for the series as well as an additional WGA Award for his 1997 HBO special, “Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane.” He also wrote and starred in the Emmy-nominated cable comedy special “Raw Feed.” That show, along with the six other standup specials he did for HBO from 1988-2006, is featured in the DVD box set, “Dennis Miller: The HBO Specials.” This was followed by his eighth special for HBO “Dennis Miller: The Big Speech” in 2010. His last stand-up special was “America: 180” for the Epix Channel in 2014.
And most recently, he served as host for eight years of the nationally syndicated Westwood One Radio talk show, “The Dennis Miller Show” which aired five days a week. Previously, he was the host and executive producer of CNBC’s “Dennis Miller,” a topical interview talk show featuring reasoned discourse, opinion and humor. And previously, he was a regular contributor on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Miller has also achieved success in the literary arena with four books, “I Rant Therefore I Am,” “The Rants,” “Ranting Again,” and “The Rant Zone” have all been New York Times best sellers. For two seasons, Miller called the plays alongside Al Michaels and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts on ABC’s “Monday Night Football.” He was also the “Weekend Update” correspondent on “Saturday Night Live” for six years, before exiting in 1991. He has yet to appear in a show with the words, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday in the title.
Over the years, Miller has become both a public and critical favorite. The New York Times said, “Mr. Miller is exquisitely attuned to contemporary foibles … his material can be scathing, his delivery low key … Mr. Miller reaches a bit farther than most comedians for the scorching comment … this smart aleck has an uncommonly sharp eye … ” and The Hollywood Reporter called his most recent special, “an hour of topical, scathing brilliance that helps cement Miller’s status as the Lenny Bruce of the new millennium … the most cerebral, astute and clever standup ever to put mouth to microphone.”
The show deals with mature themes and language. Adults only.
Tickets: $39, $59, $85, $110
Show opener David Crowe is a 20-year veteran of the comedy stage. After winning both the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competitions, then performing for a U.S. president the same year, his career has continued to skyrocket. He has been featured on Showtime with his own one-hour comedy special “Crooked Finger,” and has also made numerous appearances on Comedy Central, Bob & Tom Radio, SiriusXM and Pandora. On stage Crowe is armed with a “gallery of facial expressions,” a host of accents and a “nerdy charisma that is utterly captivating.”
For information, visit www.broadwaycenter.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/694/-/dennis-miller.