CHICAGO’S OWN FRANK CALIENDO OF MADTV AND ESPN’S ‘NFL SUNDAY COUNTDOWN’ PERFORMS IMPERSONATIONS AND STAND-UP COMEDY AT THE MCANINCH ARTS CENTER OCT. 4

Showtime’s George Kanter to Open

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. – Chicago-born comedian, actor and impressionist Frank Caliendo comes to the McAninch Arts Center (the MAC) at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Ill. for two shows Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Caliendo’s MAC engagement is one of only four stops in the Midwest on his 2014-2015 tour and his only performance in Illinois. Caliendo’s high energy on-stage act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories for a show that is clean and family-friendly. For tickets visit AtTheMAC.org or call 630.942.4000.

Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. He is well known for his impressions of famous actors Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro; politicians George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden; and talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.

After completing an impressive 10-year run on the “FOX NFL

Sunday Pregame” show, Caliendo recently found a new home at ESPN, where he joined the cast of the “Sunday NFL Countdown.” Inspired by ESPN’s plethora of strong personalities, Caliendo has added to his already vast arsenal of impressions, a new set of highly entertaining sports persona, including analysts like Jon Gruden; Mel Kiper, Jr.; Ron “Jaws” Jaworski; Coach Mike Ditka; Adam Schefter and Chris “Boomer” Berman.

In addition to ESPN’s NFL show, Caliendo’s segments have appeared on ESPN’s “Sports Center” and his “Gruden QB Camp” segments, Super Bowl “Richard Sherman 30 for 30” mocumentary and “LeBron James Redemption” reading as Morgan Freeman have gone viral across the web.

An 11-year veteran of television sketch comedy, Caliendo’s television credits include being a cast member of “Madtv” (FOX) and starring

in his own series “Frank TV” (TBS). His comedy specials run regularly on TBS and Comedy Central and he is a regular on the talk show circuit, having appeared on

“The View” (ABC), “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “The Tonight Show” (NBC) and “Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS).

Opening for Caliendo at the MAC will be George Kanter. Kanter has appeared on Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, A&E, and Comedy Central, and has performed with Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey and Caliendo. His credits include numerous television appearances plus performances at Broadway’s Beacon Theater, Carnegie Hall and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Frank Caliendo performs stand-up comedy at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 VIP Seating/$48 Section A/ $43 Section B. For tickets or more information call 630.942.4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org.

About the MAC

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, and houses four performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; the versatile black box Studio Theatre and the outdoor Lakeside Pavilion), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery and classrooms for the college’s academic programming. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more

than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The MAC completed its 14-month, $35 million renovation in December 2013 and officially opened its doors to the public on March 8, 2014. The MAC’s 2014-2015 Season is its first full season following the landmark renovations.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community.

For more information about the MAC, call 630.942.4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org, facebook.com/AtTheMAC or on twitter.com/AtTheMAC.

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McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit cod.edu/foundation or call 630.942.2462.

Programs at the MAC are partially supported through funding from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

For Immediate Release
September 16, 2014

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