Kreischer Keeps the Comedy Coming
YOUNGSTOWN – Bert Kreischer is everywhere these days.
One of the nation’s most in-demand comedians, he hosts “The Go-Big Show” (TBS), stars in his own comic docu-series “The Cabin” (Netflix), and hosts three top-rated podcasts: “Bertcast,” “2 Bears 1 Cave,” and “BillBert” as well as his YouTube cooking show: “Something’s Burning.”
On Oct. 6, Kreischer will make his Mahoning Valley debut when he comes to Covelli Centre as part of his tour.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. show range from $99.75 to $39.75 and are available at the Covelli box office and at ticketmaster.com.
Known for performing bare-chested, Kreischer already has several standup specials on Netflix, including 2020’s “Hey Big Boy,” which was filmed at The Agora in Cleveland.
The Florida native will tape his next Netflix special in November at a tour stop in Omaha, Nebraska. Kreischer promises that it will be his funniest one yet.
“I’ve been working on this material longer than most specials, considering that I was also working throughout the pandemic when other comics weren’t working,” he said in a press release. “I’ve been sitting on this material for a lot longer, so I feel like I’ve had time to let it marinate, mature and blossom.”
Kreischer said the key to a successful standup special is maximizing laughs per minute. “Start with a big laugh, follow that with an even bigger laugh, and make sure you keep it up for an hour,” he said. “Don’t repeat yourself, say every word once, and if you tell a story make sure it has an ending.”
Kreischer’s presence will surge even higher in 2023 with the release of the movie he stars in, wrote, and produced, “The Machine,” based on his routine about being mistaken for a Russian mob boss while on an overseas student trip. The film co-stars Mark Hamill of “Star Wars” fame.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.