Comedian Dane Cook coming to Assembly Hall Nov. 11

Comedian Dane Cook coming to Assembly Hall Nov. 11

CHAMPAIGN – Comedian Dane Cook will perform Nov. 11 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall in Champaign.

The show wills start at 7:30 p.m., and tickets range in price from $34.75 to $69.50. The first 3,000 tickets sold to UI students will be eligible for a $10 discount.

A student presale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Assembly Hall box office. Students must show their ID and pay cash.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Oct. 9. Tickets are available through the Assembly Hall box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including or charge by phone at 333-5000.

Named a "comedian phenom and icon" by Entertainment Weekly, Cook has maintained his reputation as one of today's most prolific stand-up comedians while simultaneously distinguishing himself as an actor in a variety of film and television projects.

Last fall, Cook starred in his first leading role as the likable slacker Zack in Lionsgate's "Employee of the Month," leading the romantic comedy to a box office gross of over $30 million.

Two years ago, he catapulted to media headlines when his sophomore comedy release, "Retaliation," bucked industry trends by debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The album, which has hit double platinum, marked him as the highest charting comedian in 27 years, earning him a place alongside best-selling comedy vets Bill Cosby, George Carlin and Steve Martin.

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