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Kevin James returns to Atlanta for first stand-up show in six years Sept. 26

Originally posted Monday, September 10, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

For the first time in more than six years, “King of Queens” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” star Kevin James is coming to Atlanta for a stand-up show September 26 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. for $42 to $82 before fees

His 2013 date in Atlanta was a near sell out, if not a complete sell out, according to the venue. 

<<RELATED: My 2013 interview with Kevin James

James, 54, last year released a Netflix stand-up comedy special “Never Don’t Give Up.” 

In 2016, James shot part of his Netflix action comedy "True Memoirs of an International Assassin” in Atlanta

From 2016 to 2018, he focused his time on his CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” which was just cancelled after two seasons and 48 episodes.

“Kevin Can Wait” featured James as a retired police officer and father of three. But for season two, they killed off his wife character Donna (Erinn Hayes) and tried to resurrect the “King of Queens” magic by bringing back Leah Remini, who now played his partner at a new security company. 

The show featured guest appearances by the likes of Billy Joel, Harry Connick Jr., Adam Sandler, Ray Romano, Ralph Macchio and Chris Rock.  

Just for kicks, here is James and Remini doing a comedic “interpretive” dance to Joel’s “She’s Got a Way” in 2017: 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.