‘Black-ish’ star brings stand-up act to The Event Center in February

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 19, 2018 — Successful actor and comedian Deon Cole, best known for his scene-stealing role as Charlie on ABC’s Golden Globe Award-winning “Black-ish,” brings his stand-up comedy to The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Friday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets for his show go on sale Friday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. and cost from $39 to $59.

Not only is Cole currently a cast member on four hit television shows, he has also appeared in several popular feature films, released multiple stand-up specials and performs a nonstop tour schedule. Cole’s “Black-ish” character, Charlie Telphy, appears as a regular on Freeform’s “Grown-ish.” If you’re a fan of the TBS comedy crime series “Angie Tribeca,” you will recognize Cole as the pun-cracking Detective Daniel “DJ” Tanner. Additionally, Cole hosts BET’s game show “Face Value.”

“Deon Cole’s observational humor and storytelling is second to none right now in comedy,” said Cheryl Duhon, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “His edginess and quick wit are what will make for a fun night in The Event Center.”

Cole is a comedic veteran who gained recognition as a staff writer for Conan O’Brien, where he earned two Emmy nominations and three Writers Guild Awards. On the big screen, Cole appeared in all three movies in the popular “Barbershop” franchise and appeared alongside Sofía Vergara, Alysia Reiner and Chris D’Elia in the feature “The Female Brain” directed by Whitney Cummings.

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.


Rivers, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,500 people and has been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal for seven consecutive years and a “Top Workplace” by for six straight years. For more information, visit

Jeff Shurilla
For Rivers Casino Philadelphia
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