Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.
Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Avenue, Davenport IA
Sports, laughs, and loads of pop-culture references are sure to be on hand when Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort hosts an April 21 evening with touring comedian and frequent TV personality Frank Caliendo, whose list of famed impressions includes those of actors Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Robert De Niro; politicians Donald Trump, 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.
On stage, Caliendo’s high-energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters, and anecdotal stories that inspired the Hollywood Reporter to call him “a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.” After completing an 10-year run on the FOX NFL Sunday Pregame show, Caniendo recently found a new home over at ESPN, where he joined the cast of the Sunday NFL Countdown. Given ESPN's plethora of strong personalities, the career change allowed Caliendo to add to his vast arsenal of impressions by impersonating TV analysts such as Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper, Jr., Ron “Jaws” Jaworski, Mike Ditka, Adam Schefter, and Chris “Boomer” Berman. Beyond ESPN’s NFL show, Caliendo also makes regular appearances on SportsCenter and other ESPN series, and his “Gruden QB Camp” segments, Richard Sherman 30 for 30 mockumentary, and “#IfTrumpWere” parodies are among the comedian's recent works that have gone viral.
A veteran of television sketch comedy as a cast member on Mad TV and his own starring showcase Frank TV, Caliendo has been a television fixture for over a decade, headlining comedy specials on TBS and Comedy Central and routinely making guest appearances on TV comedies including Hot in Cleveland and Sullivan & Son. The comedian also enjoyed nearly 20 collective appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman, and his immitation of then-President George W. Bush was spot-on enough to earn Caliendo an invitation to perform at the 2006 Radio-Television Correspondents Dinner.
Frank Caliendo's April 21 set starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $27-47, and more information and reservations are available by visiting RhythmCityCasino.com.