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News Release | Philadelphia, PA Posted on 08.31.21

PHILADELPHIA — Aug. 31, 2021 — Rivers Casino Philadelphia’s Comedy Series continues when Philly natives Eleanor Kerrigan and Jimmy Shubert bring their captivating stand-up performances to The Event Center on Thursday, Oct. 21, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and can be purchased at or at

Kerrigan’s amusing take on life from her unique experiences growing up street-savvy in South Philly and Shubert’s hilarious point of view on world issues will make for an engaging comedy show on Delaware Ave. Kerrigan and Schubert’s performances are part of the casino’s entertaining and ongoing comedy lineup.

“Our growing comedy series continues to have a local flavor that resonates with our guests,” said Justin Moore, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “Philly-born comics Eleanor Kerrigan and Jimmy Shubert will feature punchlines that will entertain comedy fans throughout the Delaware Valley.”

Eleanor Kerrigan

Eleanor Kerrigan, who most notably got her start in comedy at the world-famous The Comedy Store telling entertaining stories of her upbringing, has been an actor and comedian for over two decades. Kerrigan’s innate comedic talents have landed her countless appearances on Nickelodeon, VH1, Howard Stern, HBO, and even in series like “Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers,” “Dice” and “Entourage.” From being one of 10 children in an Irish-Catholic family to living in Los Angeles, Kerrigan’s telling of her uproarious life experiences has crowds all over the country laughing out loud.

Jimmy Shubert

With three impressive comedy albums, “Animal Instincts,” “Pandemonium” and “Alive and Kickin’,” Jimmy Shubert is not only a successful comedian, but also has a longstanding acting career with features in “King of Queens,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Reno 911,” “Coyote Ugly,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and many more. Shubert’s career began as a professional magician when he was just 15 years old and he later channeled that energy into being a stand-up comedian when he got his start at The Comedy Store. Shubert’s latest comedy special, “Zero Tolerance,” showcases his hilarious sense of humor and perspective. Shubert’s entertaining stand-up performances have been seen by thousands of people around the globe.

Other upcoming performances in The Event Center include comedian Aunt Mary Pat on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.; and jazz performers Dave Koz & Friends on Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m.; and Norman Brown and Euge Groove on Friday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets for all shows and more information are available at

In addition to live performances and concerts, The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia can be reserved for a variety of occasions, including weddings, corporate receptions, seminars, trade shows and more. The space features floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Delaware River waterfront and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Parking is always free.

Masks are required for all guests and Team Members, per guidelines from the city of Philadelphia. Rivers Casino Philadelphia is not requiring proof of vaccination at this time, but continues to follow all city, state, and CDC health and safety protocols.

For more information about Rivers Casino Philadelphia, please visit


Located along the Delaware Riverfront in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia features 1,600 slots, 105 table games, 65 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers an array of distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Mian and Jack’s Bar + Grill — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and daily promotions and giveaways. For additional information and current offerings, please visit

Jeff Shurilla
For Rivers Casino Philadelphia
215-764-2376 (cell)