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As seen on “Saturday Night Live” for years and 2004’s hit feature film comedy “Mean Girls,” Tim Meadows will help guests ring in New Year’s Eve 2018 at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Dec. 31. Guests can catch him at one of two shows, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., in the Comedy Club and kick off the new year celebrations laughing hysterically. He’ll also be performing two additional shows, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29-30. Tickets are currently on sale for $26.95. Tickets may be purchased online at www.Pechanga.com, by calling (877) 711-2946 or in person at the Pechanga box office.
One of the longest-running cast members in the 41-year history of “Saturday Night Live,” versatile comedian Tim Meadows crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his 10 years on the popular late night show.
Meadows also played the hilarious school principal in the hit comedy “Mean Girls,” which debuted in 2004, and he costarred with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in the blockbuster comedies “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2.” Most recently, Meadows costarred with Andy Samberg in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” for Universal Pictures.
Several years after appearing in a string of films based on “Saturday Night Live” sketches, including “Cone Heads” and “Wayne’s World 2,” Meadows was offered his own chance at features. The 2000 release of Paramount’s “The Ladies Man” gave the eponymous hero Leon Phelps the opportunity to bring his Courvoisier-drinking romantic adviser to the big screen. That same year, he left “SNL” to join NBC’s prime-time line-up as a regular cast member on “The Michael Richards Show,” and in 2002, he joined the cast of the NBC sitcom “Leap of Faith.”
Meadows also costarred in the Sony Pictures comedy “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” with John C. Reilly. Other films include “Jack and Jill,” “Benchwarmers,” “Semi-Pro” with Will Ferrell and “Aliens in the Attic” with Kevin Nealon and Ashley Tisdale. He was a series regular on “The Bill Engvall Show” and “Glory Daze” on TBS and is a regular correspondent on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS and “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central.
Born in Highland Park, Michigan, and raised in Detroit, Meadows studied television and radio broadcasting at Wayne State University before performing improvisational comedy at the Soup Kitchen Saloon. In 1985, Meadows relocated to Chicago, where he first joined Improv-Olympic and the legendary comedy troupe, Second City. In 1991, Meadows achieved the dreams of comics nationwide when producer Lorne Michaels asked him to join “SNL” as a featured player. Nominated for an Emmy as part of the show’s writing team that same month, he later made the transition to cast member status two years afterward.