Rob Schneider to bring laughs to the PAC

Rob Schneider to bring laughs to the PAC
Julia Kuzmenko McKim

Rob Schneider


Comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Rob Schneider will open the 2022-23 season at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m.

Schneider is an actor, comedian, screenwriter and director who has gone on to a successful career in films and television and continues his word-wide stand-up tour.

Schneider’s first Netflix comedy special, “Asian Momma, Mexican Kids,” premiered globally on Aug. 11, 2020. Filmed in February, the special gives viewers a look at Schneider’s family and personal life through anecdotes. The special ends with a surprise duet performance with Schneider’s daughter, Elle King.

Born in San Francisco, Schneider’s family is of Filipino and Caucasian descent. His father was Jewish and his mother Catholic. His mixed background has been a common theme in his comedy acts.

Schneider started his stand-up career in high school, opening for the San Francisco band, Head On, and was a regular guest on local radio. An opening slot for Dennis Miller garnered him an appearance on HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians” special, also hosted by Miller. The special led him to a position as a writer for SNL in 1988.

Schneider moved from a writer and featured player to a full cast member with a cast that included Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and the late Chris Farley.

After leaving SNL in 1994, Schneider went to roles in film and television including a starring role in the NBC sitcom, “Men Behaving Badly,” and starring roles in feature films such as "Deuce Bigalow," "The Animal," "The Hot Chick" and "The Benchwarmers."

"Deuce Bigalow" has the distinction of being the second highest grossing DVD in the U.S. in 2000.

Schneider’s early film roles also include "Judge Dredd," "Demolition Man," "Beverly Hills Hillbillies" and "Down Periscope." He also co-starred in numerous comedies that were some of the biggest films in the past 20 years including "Grownups," "The Waterboy," "Little Nicky," "The Longest Yard," "50 First Dates" and more and narrated the animated film, "8 Crazy Nights." He also recently appeared in Netflix’s "The Wrong Missy" and the recently released "Hubie Halloween."

On television Schneider starred in the CBS comedy, “Rob,” loosely based on his real life. In 2015 he produced, directed and starred in “Real Rob,” which followed his life and co-starred his wife Patricia and daughter Miranda for Netflix. “Real Rob” was a milestone for the comedian as he starred, directed, produced and financed the entire season.

Schneider’s directorial debut was the comedy, "Big Stan," in which he also starred in the title role. In 2010 he released his first comedy album, “Registered Offender,” a collection of audio sketches and songs. That year Schneider also revived his stand-up career with an international tour and has continued to tour nationally and internationally ever since.

Schneider is currently co-starring in Netflix’s “Home Team,” starring Kevin James, and is embarking on his stand-up comedy tour. In addition, Schneider recently completed production on the film, “Daddy Daughter Trip,” which he produced, directed and starred in.

The three-time Emmy-nominated writer for SNL is raising his 7- and 3-year-old girls, Miranda and Madeline, with his wife Patricia. Schneider also is the father of singer/songwriter Elle King.

Tickets for Rob Schneider start at $47 and are on sale at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 330-308-6400 or online at The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Performing Arts Center’s 2022-23 season is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.

Free parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Kent State Tuscarawas at 330 University Drive NE in New Philadelphia.

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