Panorama 2018 – 19

Comedian Billy Gardell

Comedian Billy Gardell

7:30 p.m. 

Friday, November 9

Pioneer Cellular Event Center

Tickets on Sale at or from the SWOSU PR & Marketing Office, Room 205, Hays Administration Building

Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell starred in the CBS hit television series, Mike & Molly, as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016 and Mike & Molly continues to air in syndication to this day.

As a follow-up to the hit series, Gardell has taken a dramatic turn in the CMT series, Sun Records as Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley. The drama series was inspired by the Broadway musical

In 2016, he received a Daytime Emmy nomination as Best Game Show Host for Monopoly Millionaires Club.

Before Mike & Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series Lucky. His other television credits include Yes Dear, Judging Amy, My Name is EarlThe Practice, Monk and Gary the Rat.

His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman.

As a standup comic, his comedy specials, Billy Gardell: Halftime, premiered on Comedy Central and Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs premiered on Showtime.

A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles, Gardell loves Steeler football, stand-up comedy and his wife Patty, and son Will.