Bert Kreischer Scores
Second Sellout Triumph at Red Rocks
CBS Saturday Morning
Profiles “Really Hilarious” Standup Sensation
His Berty Boy Relapse Tour
Continues to Sell Out Arenas and Prestige Theaters
Kreischer Taping Next Netflix Special
On 11/18 in Omaha, NE
(LOS ANGELES) Red-hot comic Bert Kreischer set a bar for his measure of breakout success as a live performer back when he was doing hundreds of dates a year in comedy clubs: selling out Red Rocks, the legendary natural amphitheatre outside of Denver, CO. He hit that goal a year ago, and on September 13, Kreischer returned to the nearly 10,000-seat venue for a rapturously-received second sold-out show.
Three days earlier, he was profiled on “CBS Saturday Morning,” with correspondent Jamie Wax reporting from a sold out minor league ballpark date during this past summer’s innovative Fully Loaded Comedy Festival tour and having an at-home talk with Bert in Los Angeles. Wax notes how Kreischer is “a standup star with a standout appearance onstage” – he performs shirtless – who is “authentically himself,” “really hilarious” and a “master of media.”
For Kreischer, the significance of packing Red Rocks Amphitheatre goes far beyond what he considered a landmark in his career. Nestled in the flatirons where the Rocky Mountains rise from the Colorado plains, it is a National Historic Landmark renowned for its scenic beauty and superb natural acoustics. Built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps as the nation recovered from the Great Depression, it has hosted such musical superstars as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, U2, Bob Dylan, and Stevie Wonder, and has been the locale of several live albums and TV and film live concert productions. Beloved by audiences and performers alike, it is where acts like the Grateful Dead, John Denver, Widespread Panic, and Blues Traveler stage annual multi-night residencies and special holiday shows.
On “CBS Saturday Morning,” Kreischer shared how his career began after he was profiled in a major feature in Rolling Stone as the #1 partier at what was the nation’s top party college, Florida State University. “I got a few older men my dad’s age, my dad included, called me up, and they said, ‘This is an opportunity for you. If you want to pursue a career in comedy or Hollywood, this is your jumping off. And if you don’t do something right now, you’ll regret it.’” Bert tested the waters at a comedy open mic night and won over the audience, then moved to New York City to hone his skills and routines in the city’s highly competitive and influential comedy club scene.
The results speak for how he has built his audience to levels that are currently breaking through to superstar and entertainment phenomenon stature. His ingenious sold-out 2020 Hot Summer Nights tour of drive-ins that enabled socially distanced shows at the height of the first COVID-19 surge revolutionized touring during the pandemic and won him Pollstar’s Damn The Torpedoes: 2020-2021 Touring Artist award and Variety’s 2021 Creative Impact in Comedy award. He was also rated 2020’s #1 live comedy draw by Pollstar. This past summer’s Fully Loaded Comedy Festival tour found Kreischer and some of his favorite fellow comics on a “tour like rock stars,” noted CBS Saturday Morning, packing full such outdoor venues as minor-league baseball stadiums, amphitheatres, and a raceway. The fall/winter leg of his Berty Boy Relapse tour is selling out such venues as arenas, amphitheaters, performing arts centers, and major theaters, with ticket demand resulting in added multiple dates and two shows a night in many markets.
The video clip of his routine “The Machine” has been viewed 48 million times on YouTube and a further 40 million times on other sites, and is the subject of an upcoming feature film that Kreischer stars in, wrote, and produced, costarring Mark Hamill of “Star Wars” fame as Bert’s father. He has three top-rated Netflix comedy specials, and will tape his next Netflix special on November 18 at Omaha’s historic Orpheum Theatre. Kreischer starred in such popular TV shows as “Bert the Conqueror” and “Trip Flip” for the Travel Channel and “Hurt Bert” on FX among other hosting and acting roles as well as regularly showcasing his routines on top TV talk shows.
CBS News’ Wax enthuses at how Kreischer “is a giant open heart, the sweetest guy in the world.” When the newsman asked Bert how he reconciles being a party hearty icon with also being a father of two teenage daughters (often featured in his uproariously funny real-life stories), the standup star said that he advises them, “Have fun, party, have a great time, but be responsible.”
Wax also asked Kreischer if he will ever slow down from his hard-working multimedia schedule. “Make hay while the sun shines – that’s my motto,” Bert replied. “If you wanna come see me perform, I’ll be there. If you wanna give me a movie, I’ll do it. This is the best job in the world. I’ll never stop doing it.”
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The Berty Boy Relapse Tour
Friday, September 30 Las Vegas, NV The Theater at Virgin Hotels
Saturday, October 1 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Thursday, October 6 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
Friday, October 7 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Saturday, October 8 Florence, SC Florence Center
Sunday, October 9 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center^
Thursday, October 13 Hartford, CT The Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall
Friday, October 14 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Saturday, October 15 Buffalo, NY Shea’s Buffalo Theatre^
Sunday, October 16 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
Thursday, October 27 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center Auditorium^
Friday, October 28 Moline, IL Vibrant Center
Saturday, October 29 Indianapolis, IN Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Sunday, October 30 Chattanooga, TN Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Wednesday, November 9 Billings, MT Metrapark Arena
Thursday, November 10 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Events Center
Friday, November 11 Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
Saturday, November 12 Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center Auditorium
Sunday, November 13 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre^
Tuesday, November 15 Duluth, MN DECC Symphony Hall^
Friday, November 18 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre^
Thursday, December 1 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Friday, December 2 Springfield, IL BOS Center
Saturday, December 3 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
Sunday, December 4 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center^
Thursday, December 8 London, ON Centennial Hall^
Friday, December 9 Toronto, ON Meridian Hall
Sunday, December 11 Sudbury, ON Sudbury Arena