Thursday, May 13, 2010
SNL alum Rob Schneider set to take the stage at Cache Creek
BROOKS, Calif. – Anyone who’s a fan of comedy knows Rob Schneider. Most of us were introduced to him as a member of one of the classic casts of SNL, where he first teamed up with Adam Sandler. This relationship led to hilarious cameos in a number of Sandler projects in addition to features which Schneider carried on his own such as the “Duece Bigelow” films and off the wall premised projects such as “The Animal” and “The Hot Chick.”
Schneider is well known for his longtime relationship with Adam Sandler and Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, which led him to star in several projects, including “Bedtime Stories,” “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,” “The Benchwarmers,” “50 First Dates,” “The Longest Yard,” “Eight Crazy Nights,” “Little Nicky” and “Mr. Deeds.” Also for Happy Madison, Schneider co-wrote and starred in “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” “The Hot Chick” and “The Animal.” Other film credits include “Shark Bait,” “The Waterboy” and “Big Daddy.”
Born in San Francisco, Schneider grew up in the nearby suburb of Pacifica, the son of a secular Jewish Father and Catholic mother. Schneider's maternal grandmother was a Filipina who met and married Schneider's maternal grandfather, a Caucasian American army private, while he was stationed in the Philippines. Schneider graduated from Terra Nova High School in 1982, where he began writing jokes as a teenager, appearing at local venues.
After opening for comedians such as Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, he made his major network television debut in 1987 on “The David Letterman Show.” A few years later, Lorne Michaels saw Schneider’s appearance on HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians Special” and hired him to be a regular on “Saturday Night Live.” During his four seasons at “SNL,” Schneider was nominated for three Emmys and a Peabody Award.
Schneider never stopped working since leaving SNL. Fans can next seen him in the soon to be released film “Grown Ups,” a comedy about five old friends (played by comedy superstars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Schneider and Adam Sandler) reuniting 30 years after their high school graduation. He also made his directorial debut last year in the prison comedy “Big Stan,” which was filmed at a closed women’s penitentiary in Stockton. Although he lives in Los Angeles, Schneider is still a Northern California native at heart who looks forward to performing for his fans at Cache Creek.
Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $35 reserved.