Acclaimed stand-up comedian and actor Aries Spears will bring his celebrity impersonations and hilarious routine to the Suncoast Showroom January 23 and 24.
Spears utilizes quick wit, charisma and a ferociously aggressive style of comedy during his stand-up performances. Featured on Fox’s “Mad TV,” starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Spears has embodied a “jack-of-all-trades” image in the entertainment industry.
The New York native entered the comedy world at the young age of 14 and, shortly after, kicked off his career appearing on Russell Simmons’s “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO and “Showtime at the Apollo.”
Most popular for his sketches on “Mad TV,” Spears displayed his hilarious antic and celebrity character impressions on seasons 3-10. Some of the many recurring characters that Spears made famous on the show include: Belma Buttons, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie (Erascist), Dollar Bill Montgomery, Shaquille O’Neal, The Klumps, Michael Jackson, Sisqo, Evander Holyfield, El Diablo Negro and more. The Spears-branded sketch “Talkin’ American” was one of Mad TV’s most popular bits, increasing viewership and ratings.
Spears has also made a name for himself in the world of feature films. Spears has landed roles in films including “Home of the Angels,” “Out-of-Sync,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” “The Pest” and “Jerry Maguire.”
Additionally, Aries has made appearances on many talk shows including “Loveline,” “Vibe,” “Keenen Ivory Wayans,” “Soul Train” and “Late Friday.” He has also lent his voice to an animated character on “C-Bear and Jamal” and had a recurring stint on Fox’s “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”
Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.