Kevin James, a renowned figure in the world of comedy, has recently announced the debut of his latest stand-up special titled ‘Irregardless’ via Deadline. This special, which is his third overall and first to be featured on Prime Video, is set to premiere on the streaming platform this winter.
The announcement comes as James gears up for his upcoming ‘Owls Don’t Walk’ comedy tour, which is scheduled to start on February 29th, 2024. Fans eager to secure their seats can take advantage of the artist presale beginning November 15th at 10 a.m. local time using the code KJTOUR, with general ticket sales opening on November 17th.
‘Irregardless’ promises to be a family-friendly special, showcasing James’ candid perspectives on everyday life topics such as parenting, marriage, and the nuances of aging. The special is expected to feature James’ humorous takes on various subjects, ranging from encouraging children to reduce their video game time to his skepticism towards technology, and even a comedic bit about how many Tater Tots he can fit in his mouth. This special is produced by Amazon Studios and Positive Image Video, with James himself serving as an executive producer alongside Jeff Sussman, Anthony Giordano, and Brady Nasfell.
Kevin James’ Illustrious Comedy Career
Kevin James’ journey in comedy has been illustrious and diverse. He first gained significant recognition in the comedy circuit of Long Island and landed a network development deal after his performance at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival. This deal led to the creation of the hit sitcom ‘The King of Queens,’ where James starred alongside Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller. The show, which premiered on CBS in 1998, enjoyed a successful nine-season run, and James earned an Emmy nomination for Comedy Lead Actor for his role. He also contributed as an executive producer for the series.
Beyond television, James has made a notable impact in the film industry. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Adam Sandler in movies such as ‘Pixels,’ ‘Grown Ups’ (1 and 2), ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,’ and ‘Hubie Halloween.’ His film debut was alongside Will Smith in ‘Hitch,’ and he went on to co-write, produce, and star in comedies like ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ (1 and 2), ‘Zookeeper,’ and ‘Here Comes the Boom.’
His other significant screen credits include ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’ and ‘Home Team’ for Netflix, as well as the indie action thriller ‘Becky.’ Represented by UTA, Jeff Sussman Management, and Schreck Rose Dapello, Kevin James continues to be a versatile and influential figure in the entertainment industry.