Standup comedian and actor Joey Diaz will perform live at the Treasure Island Theatre in Las Vegas on Feb. 22 at 9 p.m.
Diaz got his start in comedy while serving a short stint in a correctional facility in 1988. The prison’s projector would occasionally break on weekly movie nights, so Diaz would do stand up comedy to fill in time. Since then, his passion for storytelling has taken him from the stage to the big screen.
While touring as a comedian, Diaz began acting and appeared in television shows such as “My Name is Earl,” “Children’s Hospital” and “The Mentalist.” Diaz also held recurring sketch roles on “Stand Up Revolution and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Appearing in multiple films, Diaz can be seen in the “The Longest Yard,” “Spider-Man 2” and “Taxi.” Most recently, he appeared as Robert De Niro’s boxing coach in “Grudge Match.”
After the popularity of his short comedy series “The Testicle Testaments,” Diaz starred in his first hour special “Socially Unacceptable,” tackling topics of drugs and his wild youth. The special was released on digital streaming platforms in 2017.
Since 2012, Diaz has hosted the bi-weekly podcast “The Church of What’s Happening Now” where he is joined by friends, fellow comedians and actors. He is also a regular guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Tickets are available starting at $27.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.