Penn & Teller bring their first Atlana show in two decades to Cobb Energy Centre Oct. 10. Contributed
Photo: Ethan Miller
Photo: Ethan Miller

Penn & Teller, Kevin James among acts coming this fall

Performers with ties to Comedy Central, popular sitcoms, talk shows, podcasts, radio and Vegas bring their varied brands of humor to town this fall. Some of them haven’t been here in a while. Kevin James, best known for his long stint on “King of Queens” and films such as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” hasn’t played Atlanta in six years. And Penn & Teller, which has spent the past 18 years playing the Rio in Las Vegas, last played Atlanta in 1999.

Jim Jefferies. The 42-year-old Australian native hosts a weekly Comedy Central talk and news satire program, “The Jim Jefferies Show.” This is his first major tour date in Atlanta. 8 p.m., Sept. 14. $42.50-$52.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 800-982-2787, www.cobbenergycentre.com

Kevin James. The 54-year-old film and TV star last did a show at Cobb Energy in 2013. He returns with all new material. 8 p.m., Sept. 26. $42-$82. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 800-982-2787, www.cobbenergycentre.com

Heather McDonald. She’s a 49-year-old stand up comedian who was a writer and regular guest on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and now hosts the successful podcast, “Juicy Scoop,” covering pop culture. 8 p.m. Sept. 27-28. $35-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta/

Craig Ferguson. The former CBS late-night host, now 57, recently released a memoir, “Riding the Elephant.” 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $35-$45. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta, 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com

Jo Koy. The high-energy 48-year-old stand-up comic is half Filipino, half European and has spent years joking about his family. He has two Netflix specials under his belt. 8 p.m. Oct. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. $40-$50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 800-745-3000,  www.ticketmaster.com

Penn & Teller. The veteran duo’s sardonic, whimsical magic show is full of laughs as well as visual pow. 8 p.m., Oct. 10. $38-$78. (sold out) Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 800-982-2787, www.cobbenergycentre.com

Rickey Smiley’s Comedy Explosion. The 51-year-old syndicated radio host, heard locally on Hot 107.9, has been doing stand up for three decade and has his own reality show on TV One. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $40-$80. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 800-982-2787, www.cobbenergycentre.com

Marc Maron. The 55-year-old comic has one of the most popular podcasts in the country with “WTF with Marc Maron” and stars in the hit Netflix dramedy “GLOW.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. $35-$45. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 800-653-8000, www.livenation.com

Sinbad. During his prime in the 1990s, 62-year-old Sinbad starred in several films, had his own sitcom and released several HBO stand-up specials. He most recently played Lil Rel’s dad in the short-lived Fox sitcom “Rel.” 8 p.m. Oct. 26. $35-$55. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

Read more about Atlanta’s fall arts and entertainment offerings here:

Classical Music

Pop Music

Visual arts

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Dance

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