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November 13, 2020

'King of Staten Island' comedians Pete Davidson, Ricky Velez hosting comedy shows in Philly

The pair will perform next weekend at Punch Line Philly

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'Saturday Night Live' star Pete Davidson, above, and his childhood friend, Ricky Velez, are coming to Philadelphia to perform six comedy shows in late November.

Pete Davidson and Ricky Velez, his co-star in the semi-autobiographical film "The King of Staten Island," are coming to Fishtown next week for a series of shows at Punch Line Philly.

The comedians are set to perform six shows on Friday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 21. They will take place a 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. each day. The shows will be held outside. 

Tickets for the four evening shows are sold out. Tickets for the two 4 p.m. shows – which were added recently – cost $52 and can be purchased here.

"The King of Staten Island," released in May, is inspired by Davidson's life. The "Saturday Night Live" star grew up in Staten Island and lost his father, a firefighter, in the Sept. 11 attacks. Velez naturally plays the role of Davidson's best friend. The two comedians are childhood friends. 

Davidson also was the lead in the 2019 film "Big Time Adolescence" and has several stand-up specials including "Pete Davidson: Alive from New York."

Velez is known for his roles in the HBO series "Crashing," Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" and Netflix's "The Master of None." 

Punch Line Philly is located at 33 E. Laurel St.


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