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‘Reno 911!’ comedian Nick Swardson to perform at the Egyptian

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 4:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014 5:33 p.m. CDT
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Nick Swardson, best known for his recurring role as Terry Bernadino in the comedy series "Reno 911!," will bring his "Taste It" tour to the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb on Sept. 17.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The Egyptian Theatre box office will be open for walk-up and phone sales. Tickets also can be purchased at www.egyptiantheatre.org or www.livenation.com. All tickets cost $39.50 and are reserved.

The road to success has been a steady climb for Swardson, who started his career in St. Paul/ Minneapolis, then on to New York and Los Angeles, where he first struck feature success in writing "Malibu's Most Wanted" for Warner Brother Studios, which starred Jamie Kennedy.

After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company, writing or co-writing and producing such projects as "Grandma's Boy," "Benchwarmers" and co-producing "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" with Adam Sandler and Kevin James.

More recently Swardson has performed in movies such as “That’s My Boy,” “Blades of Glory,” “30 Minutes or Less,” and “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,” which he wrote, acted and produced. His first CD/DVD, "Party," on Comedy Central Records (produced by Happy Madison) went Platinum, which he followed up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central.

In addition to his career in film and stand-up comedy, Swardson continues to have a prolific career in television. His Comedy Central sketch show, "Pretend Time with Nick Swardson” ran from 2010 to 2012, and this past year he voiced the role of Troy on FXX’s animated show, "Chozen."

Swardson is currently shooting the feature film, “Pixels,” from Columbia Films, starring Adam Sandler and Josh Gad.

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.

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