“Stand Up Stars and Stripes Comedy” Comes to Sam’s Town Live! on September 12
Three U.S. Military veterans unite for the “Stand Up Stars and Stripes” comedy show at Sam’s Town Live! on Sept. 12. Award-winning film and television actor Mark Valley, esteemed stand up comedian PJ Walsh and renowned comedian and radio/TV host James P. Connolly will perform together for a night of military-style laughter.
Mark Valley is a film and television actor who served as 1st Lt. during Operation Desert Storm after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy. Valley is known for his role as Brad Chase on ABC’s legal dramedy, “Boston Legal” and a multi-year stint on “Days of Our Lives.” He is currently co-starring in the Bravo comedy, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” Other notable appearances include films “The Siege,” “Stolen” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Committed to his fellow veterans, Valley supports Volunteers of America, GI Film Festival, Veterans in Film & Television (VFT) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Armed Forces Committee.
Comedian and U.S. Navy veteran PJ Walsh is known for touring alongside legends Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White and Jeff Foxworthy during the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He is a long-time advocate for active military and veteran communities and has done everything from travel overseas to perform for deployed troops, to represent the U.S. Navy in the 2014 “Pin-Ups for Vets” calendar benefiting hospitalized veterans.
Before serving his time as a Captain in Operation Desert Storm, comedian and U.S. Marine veteran James P. Connolly attended Harvard University on a Marine Corps ROTC scholarship. In addition to appearing on Comedy Central, HBO, VH1 and “Comics Unleashed,” Connolly hosted “Live From Here” and most recently “Blue Collar Radio Comedy Concert” on SiriusXM Radio. Connolly is an avid supporter of the military and spends time entertaining troops overseas and producing the annual Veterans Day comedy show, “Cocktails & Camouflage,” benefiting VFT.
The performers will be donating a portion of their performance fees to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Active and retired military personnel are extended a 50 percent discount on their ticket by presenting military ID or DD-214 at any Boyd Gaming Box Office.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $20, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.samstownlv.com.
About Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Located at 5111 Boulder Highway, Sam’s Town offers more than eight restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and the beautiful indoor atrium Mystic Falls Park. The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 29 table games, more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge, poker room and race and sports book. For more information visit www.samstownlv.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/samstownlv), and Twitter (@samstownlv). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com