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TREASURE ISLAND CASINO'S COMEDY NIGHTS TO FEATURE KEVIN POLLAK, EMO PHILIPS, BENNY RICARDO, FELICIA MICHAELS, RIA COYNE AND TIM CAVANAGH

 TREASURE ISLAND, Minn., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Several nationally renowned comedians and comediennes will perform at Treasure Island Casino during the month of August. Each will appear on Tuesday Nights in the Barbados Ballroom of the casino and will have two shows at 8 and 10 p.m.
 On Tuesday, Aug. 3, comic Emo Philips will perform. Philips has established a national following through his HBO specials, appearances on "Late Night With David Letterman," several BBC specials, and his album, "E=MO2" on Epic Records.
 On Tuesday, Aug. 10, actor and comedian Kevin Pollak will appear in "One Good Man." Pollak is renowned for his roles in highly acclaimed films such as "A Few Good Men," "Avalon," "LA Story" and "Willow." As a comedian, he has appeared in his own HBO Special, won second place in the 1982 San Francisco International Comedy Competition and has routinely appeared at The Improv and The Comedy Store.
 Tuesday, Aug. 17, will be "Ladies Comedy Night Out" with Felicia Michaels and Ria Coyne. Both were featured in Playboy Magazine's pictorial spread "Women of Comedy." Michaels was the 1992 Star Search grand prize winner for stand-up comedy. Her "politically incorrect" humor has entertained audiences live at the Improv in Los Angeles, the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas and Catch a Rising Star in New York. Her television appearances have included comic specials on MTV and the A&E Network. Coyne has created and starred in cable television's "Life in the Laff Lane," and "The Sensual Sleuth" on the Playboy Channel. As an actress, she has been on stage at the Huntington Park Theatre, the LA Connection Theatre and the LACC Theatre Academy.
 "Football Funnies Night" with Bennie Ricardo will be featured on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Ricardo, a former NFL placekicker, including a stint in the mid-1980s with the Minnesota Vikings, will be the headline comic. The former Pro Bowl kicker has launched a successful career in both show business and broadcasting. His accomplishments as a comic include live performances at Bally's in Las Vegas, the Comedy Gallery in St. Paul, Minn., and the Comic Strip in Los Angeles. He has been a Spanish language broadcaster of ESPN's coverage of NFL games.
 "New voices in Comedy Night with Tim Cavanaugh" is the show for Tuesday, Aug. 31. Cavanaugh will be joined by four other new comics. He is a past performer at The Comedy Gallery, numerous cable television comedy specials, "The Comedy Hour" and "The Dr. Demento Show."
 Tickets for all performances in August are free to members of Treasure Island Casino's Captain's Club. Persons who are not members of the Captain's Club can become one simply by signing up at the Casino. Further information on these performances and other events and activities is available by calling 800-222-7077. Treasure Island Casino is located between Hastings and Red Wing just off Highway 61 on County Road 18.
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 /CONTACT: Mike Wilkinson of Toushin & Associates, 612-593-0353, for Treasure Island Casino/


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