DANVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 12, 2016) — The Norton Center for the Arts is proud to present the host and a judge from America’s Got Talent, comedians Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon. They will perform at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. in Newlin Hall.
Together, Mandel and Cannon have over 50 years of experience in show business.
“Just having one of these comics, known for their stand-up comedy, dramatic and comedic acting and off-the-cuff humor, would be an incredible experience,” said Norton Center executive director Steve Hoffman. “We are one of the very few venues in the country where both comics have agreed to perform together in one evening, making this a memorable, most unique and spectacularly funny performance!”
Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film, and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. In addition to his role on America’s Got Talent, he has also produced television series, including Take It All and Howie Do It, as well as hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show. In 2009,Mandel added another title to his resume: author, when we released his frank, funny, no-holds-barred memoir, Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me. In it, he revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD and how they have shaped his life and career. The book made it to the New York Times Bestseller list where it remained for many weeks.
Although just 35, Nick Cannon has an equally diverse background in show business that includes everything from actor to writer, philanthropist to entrepreneur. By age 15, he had performed at such world-renowned venues as The Improv, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store alongside more seasoned comedians such as Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock. Soon after, he landed his first gig as a series regular and writer on the TV series All That. Other credits include the films Men in Black II, Drumline, Bobby, and Spike Lee’s Chi’Raq. Noted by the New York Times as “one of the most recognizable personalities in teen media,” Cannon also actively serves as the CEO of the teen magazine Celebrity High, as well as Chairman of Teen Nick, one of Nickelodeon’s television networks. Recently, he was cited by People Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Most Successful Young People in Hollywood.”
Tickets, priced at $45, $65, and $75, are available at NortonCenter.com or by calling the box office at 1-877-HIT-SHOW. VIP Tickets to meet Howie and Nick are available for $90 and include a photo with the celebrities and prime seating for the performance. Please note that this performance may contain strong language, and, while it is recommended for those aged 13 and older, parents best know their children’s maturity level.
This performance is sponsored by Applied Behavioral Advancements and Community Trust Bank and is presented in partnership with the Centre College Student Activities Council. Kiss 96.9 and TOPS are the media partner for this performance.