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One of the top comedic voices touring today, @iliza and her Elder Millennial tour makes its debut at the @KimmelCenter for a one-night-only performance on 1/12. More info @ Kimmelcenter.org
Lauren Woodard Rachel Goldman
COMEDIAN ILIZA AND HER ELDER MILLENNIAL TOUR MAKE THEIR KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS DEBUT
JANUARY 12, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2018) – The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with The Bowery Presents, welcomes Iliza Shlesinger, one of today’s leading comedians, to the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. A fan favorite, Shlesinger will charm Philadelphia audiences this winter with her riotous stand-up in Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour.
“Iliza Shlesinger is taking the comedy world by storm as a voice for the millennial generation,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Her comedy highlights important social issues, such as gender stereotypes, with a comical twist that will leave the audience wanting more! We are thrilled Ms. Shlesinger is bringing her talent to the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for the first time as part of our varied comedy series.”
Iliza recently premiered Elder Millennial, her fourth Netflix stand-up special for the streaming service. The campaign featured her styled in classic looks from the late 90s/early 00s. Her past specials War Paint, Freezing Hot, and Confirmed Kills has made her as one of the top comedians working today. In addition to her stand-up, Iliza co-stars in the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie Instant Family, starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne which will be released November 16, 2018.
Her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity was a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. On her new podcast AIA: Ask Iliza Anything she offers up her unique perspective to listeners, answering their questions on virtually any topic. Other credits include, Truth & Iliza, a limited run talk show she hosted on Freeform and Forever 31, a digital series she created and starred in for ABC Digital. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC's Last Comic Standing.
Iliza’s was featured in Elle’s “Women in Comedy” issue two years in a row and her television credits include multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and The Today Show.
Other upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: It’s Not You, It’s Me. – The Second City (January 30 – February 2, 2019, Perelman Theater); Martha Graham Cracker in Lashed but Not Leashed (March 14 – 16, 2019, SEI Innovation Studio); Professor Brian Cox: Universal Adventures in Space & Time (April 28, 2019, Verizon Hall); and The Improvised Shakespeare Company (June 7 – 8, 2019, Perelman Theater).
ILIZA: ELDER MILLENNIAL TOUR
Kimmel Center Presents in Association with The Bowery Presents
January 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $37.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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