Originally posted Monday, September 10, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com 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.
His 2013 date in Atlanta was a near sell out, if not a complete sell out, according to the venue.
James, 54, last year released a Netflix stand-up comedy special “Never Don’t Give Up.”
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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