SHIPPENSBURG, PA (July 29, 2015) - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents comedian KEVIN JAMES, Friday, August 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $89, $79, $69 & $59 and are now on sale. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at

Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the new ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.

James began his career as a stand-up 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, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it 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.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures' Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since then, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

In addition to his on-camera work, James's voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, and its upcoming sequel for Sony Pictures Animation.

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For tickets and additional information about the KEVIN JAMES performance, or other performances within the 2015-2016 Luhrs Center 10th Anniversary season, please call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at

About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.