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Comedy Phenomenon Bert Kreischer to Tape Next Netflix Comedy Special at Omaha’s Orpheum Theatre on 11/18

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Comedy Phenomenon Bert Kreischer 

To Tape Next Netflix Comedy Special

At Omaha’s Orpheum Theatre on 11/18

 

Pollstar’s #1 Live Comedy Draw 

Continues His Sell-Out Berty Boy Relapse Tour;

His Debut Movie, “The Machine,” Coming in 2023



(Los Angeles) Bert Kreischer’s comedic gifts have conquered a spectrum of modern media: live performances at his sell-out festivals and arenas, large performing arts venues and theaters, a range of TV modes (starring, hosting, and acting), podcasts, books, comedy albums and, soon, cinema. He’s done it by simply trusting his own gut instincts to guide his booming career and humor that hits home with millions of fans. 


His latest bumper crop of hilarity will be taped for a new Netflix special at two shows on November 18 at Omaha, Nebraska’s elegant landmark Orpheum Theatre. Tickets for this event with shows at 7:30 pm and 9 pm go on sale today, July 19.


The taping follows his recent innovative sold-out Fully Loaded Comedy Festival at such outdoor locales as minor-league baseball parks, amphitheaters, and an auto raceway (with a rescheduled date in Brandon, Missouri on September 2), and his Berty Boy Relapse Tour that underscores what the Nashville Tennessean hails as his “massive draw” (with 32 new cities just added; see tour dates below). And in the wake of such road warrior honors as Pollstar’s Damn The Torpedoes: 2020-2021 Touring Artist award and scoring the performance trade’s rating as 2020’s #1 live comedy draw plus Variety’s 2021 Creative Impact in Comedy award. His ingenious sold-out 2020 Hot Summer Nights tour of drive-ins enabled socially distanced shows and inspired other performers to follow suit at the height of the first COVID-19 surge. 


Kreischer promises that his sixth special will be his funniest one yet. “I’ve been working on this material longer than most specials, considering that I was also working throughout the pandemic when other comics weren’t working,” Kreischer says. “I’ve been sitting on this material for a lot longer, so I feel like I’ve had time to let it marinate, mature, and blossom.”


Blossoming makes an apt description for Bert’s career trajectory since he first took the standup comedy stage at an open-mic night in Tallahassee, Florida after he was the subject of a major feature article in Rolling Stone that declared him the “Number One Partier in the Nation” at America’s top-rated party school, Florida State University. His powerful public presence promises to surge even higher in 2023 with the release of the movie he stars in, wrote, and produced, “The Machine,” based on his routine about being mistaken for a Russian mob boss robbing the train he was on during an overseas student study group, and co-starring Mark Hamil of “Star Wars” fame.


Soon after starting his standup career in the highly-competitive New York City comedy club scene, Kreischer showed signs of big things to come when Oliver Stone tapped him to develop a feature film based on the Rolling Stone article and Will Smith cast Kreischer to star in a CBS TV sitcom pilot, “Life With David J,” with Elliott Gould. He was soon guesting on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” and “Racheal Ray” along with acting parts on shows like the acclaimed police drama “The Shield.” More TV appearances in “Bert the Conqueror,” “Trip Flip” for the Travel Channel, and “Hurt Bert” on FX further raised his public profile.


Bert recently debuted his Netflix docu-series “The Cabin,” which was in the Netflix Top 10 the week it debuted. He also hosts the “Go-Big Show” with celebrity judges Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes. And hosts three top-rated podcasts: “Bertcast,” “2 Bears 1 Cave,” and “BillBert” as well as his YouTube cooking show: “Something’s Burning.” He published his first book, “Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child,” in 2014.


Bert’s reliance on trusting his gut to guide his career becomes in his case something of a pun, as performing shirtless is one of his trademarks. But letting his paunch hang out has a positive effect on his creativity and his winningly-honest and engaging performances. “It’s absolutely freeing,” Kreischer says. “I sometimes look at the clothes people wear for specials and think, aren’t they uncomfortable? I’m super lucky I get to be my freest on stage.”


As Bert’s home life with his wife LeeAnn and daughters Georgia and Ila provides potent fodder for what Newsweek calls his“gut-bustingly hilarious” jokes and routines, “This special kind of marks the end of an era of having both kids living under the same roof as LeeAnn and myself,” he notes. “George is off to college next year, and so from here on out I have to consider that my daughters are almost grown-ups. They have been so much fun to live with because they’re both so fucking funny, but from here on out I guess I’ve got to write my own material.”


For Kreischer, the key to a successful standup special is maximizing laughs per minute. “Start with a big laugh, follow that with an even bigger laugh, and make sure you keep it up for an hour. Don’t repeat yourself, say every word once, and if you tell a story make sure it has an ending.”


He chose Omaha to tape the show as “I like doing specials in cities that were really fun when I was doing clubs, and Omaha is one of those cities,” Bert explains. “I’ve worked at the Funnybone there since my daughters were babies, and I’ve played Omaha every year since. I’m really close with the city and the local radio, and I know the morning spots to get breakfast. I’ve got a great Reiki girl there that gives amazing massages. It’s like a second home.”


The comedy special will premiere on Netflix, where three of Kreischer’s previous specials are currently streaming globally. “They are literally the greatest partner you could have in comedy and in all of the entertainment business,” he enthuses. “They encourage you to take chances, their notes are always spot on, and they want you to be as free as an artist as you want to be. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else.”


For more information visit www.bertbertbert.com or follow @bertkreischer on social media.


Bert Kreischer’s
The Berty Boy Relapse Tour



September 3           Atlantic City, NJ           Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
September 4             Atlantic City, NJ           Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
September 7      Spokane, WA               First Interstate Center for the Arts^
September 8          Victoria, BC                  Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
September 9               Vancouver, BC             Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 10         Vancouver, BC             Queen Elizabeth Theatre^
September 13          Morrison, CO               Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 15       Lafayette, LA               Cajundome & Convention Center
September 16            Corpus Christi, TX       American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
September 17            Fort Worth, TX             Dickies Arena
September 18        Lubbock, TX                Buddy Holly Hall
September 30            Las Vegas, NV            The Theater at Virgin Hotels
October 1              Paso Robles, CA          Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 6             Youngstown, OH           Covelli Centre
October 7                  Charlottesville, VA         John Paul Jones Arena
October 8              Florence, SC                 Florence Center
October 9              North Charleston, SC    North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center^
October 13           Hartford, CT                  The Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall
October 14                Pittsburgh, PA                PPG Paints Arena
October 15            Buffalo, NY                    Shea’s Buffalo Theatre^
October 16              Syracuse, NY                 Landmark Theatre
October 27            Rochester, MN              Mayo Civic Center Auditorium^
October 28                 Moline, IL                      TaxSlayer Center
October 29             Indianapolis, IN            Gainbridge Fieldhouse
October 30               Chattanooga, TN          Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
November 9      Billings, MT                    Metrapark Arena
November 10        Bismarck, ND                Bismarck Events Center
November 11             Fargo, ND                      Scheels Arena
November 12        Des Moines, IA              Des Moines Civic Center Auditorium
November 13           Fort Wayne, IN             Embassy Theatre^
November 15          Duluth, MN                   DECC Symphony Hall^
November 18            Omaha, NE                    Orpheum Theatre^
December 1           Grand Rapids, MI         Van Andel Arena
December 2                 Springfield, IL                BOS Center
December 3            Rosemont, IL                 Rosemont Theatre
December 4               Saginaw, MI                   Dow Event Center^
December 8            London, ON                   Centennial Hall^
December 9                  Toronto, ON                  Meridian Hall
December 11              Sudbury, ON                 Sudbury Arena


^Multiple shows


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