Comedian Kevin James comes to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s new entertainment venue, is part of the $1.5 billion property expansion that will be completed October 2019.
James began his career as a stand-up comedian on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom, “The King of Queens.” The show premiered in 1998 and ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing. “The King of Queens” garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. James also starred in and executive produced the sitcom, “Kevin Can Wait,” for Sony Television and CBS.
In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to television with “Sweat the Small Stuff,” a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special, “Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach.” The documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament was nominated for a Sports Emmy. His second comedy special, “Never Don’t Give Up,” premiered on Netflix in April 2018.