Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, James signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom, The King of Queens, which ran for nine seasons and garnered James an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. James has starred in the hit feature films Hitch, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, and the new ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.
Opening for Kevin James will be Gary Valentine, a stand-up comic and actor, and older brother of Kevin James. Valentine appeared as cousin Danny Heffernan for nine seasons on The King of Queens. On the big screen, Valentine has appeared in Stuck on You, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 & 2.