NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre has added four performances to the 2013 line-up. The newly-scheduled performances include Martin Short on Thursday, March 7; Artie Lange on Saturday, March 9; Joe Rogan on Friday, April 26; and the band, Chicago on Tuesday, May 14. Tickets for all four shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live” almost 30 years ago. His popularity and exposure on SNL led Short to cross over quickly into feature films including “Three Amigos,” “Inner Space,” “Pure Luck,” “Father of the Bride,” and “Father of the Bride Part II.” Currently, Short can be seen on the CBS hit comedy series “How I Met Your Mother” in the recurring role of Garrison Cootes. Tickets are $35-75.
Lange, a New Jersey native, will perform his stand-up comedy act. A “Howard Stern Show” veteran, he made a name for himself when he became an original series regular on Fox’s comedy sketch series “MADtv.” In 2011, Lange returned to radio with Nick DiPaolo to co-host Fox News Radio’s “The Nick and Artie Show.” Tickets are $35-125.
Rogan is a New Jersey native, stand-up comedian, UFC commentator, television host, actor, and writer. Well-known for playing Joe Garrelli on the NBC sitcom “NewsRadio” during the 90s. Rogan later moved away from acting, serving as the host of the NBC reality show “Fear Factor” from 2001 to 2006, returning when the show rebooted in 2011. In 2003, Rogan and fellow comedian Doug Stanhope began hosting the Comedy Central hit “The Man Show,” replacing Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. Rogan also hosts one of Apple iTunes top 10 most downloaded comedy podcasts, titled “The Joe Rogan Experience.” Tickets are $39.50-49.50
Chicago’s hits include “You’re the Inspiration,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Make Me Smile,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Beginnings,” and “25 or 6 to 4.” Formed in 1967 in Chicago, the self-described “rock and roll band with horns” released their first album Chicago Transit Authority in 1969. By July of that year, the album had reached the Top 20 without the benefit of a hit single. It was their first certified gold album and eventually went on to sell more than two million copies. Since then, they have had record sales of 100,000,000+, 21 top 10 singles, five consecutive number one albums, 11 number one singles, and five gold singles. Tickets are $46-136
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 1-732-246-7469, or visit www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.