Craig Robinson - Special Event
October 11 - October 13
All tickets may be picked up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime).
Learn more about Craig Robinson
As a stand-up comedian, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival. That year, he also won the Oakland Comedy Festival Awards and the Miller Genuine Draft 1996 Comedy Search. He soon went on to perform his act on “The Jimmy Kimmel Show,” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Now headlining venues and festivals across the country, he does both solo acts as well as full-band sets – “The Nasty Delicious” – tying together his lyrical comedy with his finesse at the piano. Whether Robinson shows up with just his keyboard or also with his seven-man band, the clubs are packed to the brims with raucous laughter in response to the musical comedy on display.
His rise to success with “The Office” and his stand-up prowess quickly brought him to the forefront with industry comedy maven Judd Apatow. Robinson made audiences question their notions of vanity playing the sensitive bouncer in Knocked Up. He then kept audiences glued to their seats as one of the henchman hunting Seth Rogen and James Franco’s bumbling stoner characters in Pineapple Express, and made fans squirm when he co-starred with Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks in Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
Earlier this year, he voiced a character in The Weinstein Company’s first animated feature, Escape from Planet Earth. And last May, finally getting his due with his first leading man role, Robinson is starring in the comedy We the Peeples for Lionsgate and producer Tyler Perry. Playing a pushy boyfriend, Robinson surprises his fiancé-to-be (Kerry Washington) who is on a trip home to visit her family and discovers that the family is not only surprised to see him, but has never even heard of him.
In the summer of 2013, he appeared as himself as part of the Hollywood juggernaut that makes up the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comedy world, with the likes of James Franco, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Seth Rogan, Emma Watson, Danny McBride, and a slew of their other actortype friends, Sony Pictures’ This is the End tells us what will happen while attending a party at James Franco's house the celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
This year, Robinson began production alongside Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, and story addition Adam Scott on the sequel to the 2010 ensemble comedy feature Hot Tub Time Machine for MGM and director Steve Pink. The original story follows three grown men (Corddry, Craig Robinson, and John Cusack) as they visit the hot tub where they once partied, discover it is now a time machine, and travel back to their raunchy heyday in the mid-1980‘s.
Robinson has made it a point to flesh out every element of his resume, turning in a hilarious cameo in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as one of the Tuskegee Airman, lending his comedy genius to fellow Apatow devotee Danny McBride in his HBO television series “East Bound & Down,” and voicing several characters on “The Cleveland Show.” Robinson was heard in the final chapter of the Shrek film series, Shrek Forever After, as one of the new characters being introduced to the repertoire, a member of the ogre clan and the camp’s resident chef named “Cookie.” And taking a dramatically different role, Robinson starred in the independent feature Father of Invention with Kevin Spacey and Camilla Belle.
Robinson’s additional credits include the films The Goods with Jeremy Piven, Miss March, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Tyler Perry’s Daddy's Little Girl and television shows including “Friends,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He also turned up as a preacher in the demonstrative web video celebrity push in support of Gay rights, “Prop 8: The Musical” with Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Neil Patrick Harris.
<p>I'm a Stand UP comedian and lackluster computer geek who has had his tech passion stolen by corporate america. Someday...
I'm a Stand UP comedian and lackluster computer geek who has had his tech passion stolen by corporate america. Someday, after I quit, it'll come back to me, I hope.
I also can't make it all the way through a questionnaire without getting bored and starting to put random things down, so I should mention that I've never been married or divorced, but I have been struck in the back of the head on multiple occasions by ex-girlfriends. Mostly because in the last couple of years I've let my guard down.