Comedian Billy Gardell, most recently seen in his role as Mike in CBS’ hit show “Mike and Molly,” will be performing his stand-up routine in Turlock on Saturday.
Gardell’s comedic tour will be coming to the Turlock Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with tickets still available for the show. Ticket prices range from $39 to $59.
Gardell is an Emmy nominated actor and comedian who began his career by doing stand-up in comedy clubs, military bases, and lounges across the country. His comedy act eventually took him to Los Angeles, where he honed his acting craft and soon found himself landing several roles on television and in the movies.
Before “Mike and Molly,” Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Lucky.” His other television credits include “Yes Dear” and “Judging Amy,” “My Name is Earl,” “The Practice,” “Monk” and “Gary the Rat.”
He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in “Avenging Angelo,” and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film “Bad Santa.” He also appeared in “You, Me & Dupree.”
He gained fame as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016, in ‘Mike and Molly” continues to air in syndication to this day.
As a follow-up to the hit CBS series, Gardell turned to a dramatic role in the CMT series “Million Dollar Quartet” as Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley. The drama series was inspired by the Broadway musical, and is produced by Leslie Greif and directed by Roland Joffé. “Million Dollar Quartet” tells the true story of young musicians Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis during the early days of the civil rights movement in Memphis.
In 2016 he received a Daytime Emmy nomination as Best Gameshow Host for “Monopoly Millionaires Club.”
For tickets visit http://www.turlocktheatre.org or call 668-1169.