Drew Carey brings his stand-up act to NJ


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WHO: Drew Carey.
WHAT: Comedian.
WHEN: 8 p.m., Saturday, April 26.
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown.
HOW MUCH: $39 to $59.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 973-539-8008 or mayoarts.org.

Comedian Drew Carey, host of TV's "The Price is Right," performs an evening of stand-up on Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $39 to $59.

Drew Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy "The Drew Carey Show," which ran from 1995 to 2004, and the improv/sketch show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on which he was host and a producer. The success of that show led to the creation of "Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars," an improv troupe that performs in showrooms across the country. In July 2007, Carey was named the host of "The Price is Right," succeeding longtime host Bob Barker.

While in the Marine Reserves, his military buzz cut and black wide-rim glasses became part of his trademark look. He began his successful career as a comedian in April of 1986 at the Cleveland Comedy Club. One of his first big breaks was competing on "Star Search '88."

In 1991, Carey landed a spot on HBO's "14th Annual Young Comedians Special" and appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." Carey landed his own television development deal at Disney, which led to an opportunity for Carey to co-star in the series "The Good Life." Carey also had the opportunity to work with Bruce Helford, who was a consulting writer on the series and hired Carey as a staff writer for "The Gaby Hoffman Show." Their experience led the two of them to decide to co-create a series for Carey. Carey went on to star in his own comedy special for Showtime, "Drew Carey: Human Cartoon" and performed in Showtime's "Tenth Anniversary of the Montreal Comedy Festival."

Carey was born in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Los Angeles. His birth date is May 23. Follow Carey on twitter @DrewFromTV and @TPIRhost.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South St. in Morristown. For more information or tickets contact the box office at 973-539-8008 or mayoarts.org.

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