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Comedian Frank Caliendo to Perform at Bucks Home Opener

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Wisconsin native famous for his impressions will make some jokes at halftime of Milwaukee's first home game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 31, 2014.

David Becker

I bought a Bucks Click ’N Pick ticket package this season for three reasons: 1) It feels nice to forgo StubHub and support the Milwaukee Bucks, much like it feels nice to support any charity organization. 2) I like to have a fixed schedule of things to look forward to while drowning in work that seems like it’s never going to pay off. 3) It gave me two free tickets to the Bucks home opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, saving me probably around four dollars.

Or so I thought. The experience of attending that home opener now seems priceless, as it will feature the comedic stylings of your dad’s favorite comedian, Frank Caliendo. Per the official press release:

To tip off the 2014-15 season and celebrate a new era of Bucks basketball in Milwaukee, renowned comedian, actor and impressionist Frank Caliendo will entertain fans during halftime of the 2014-15 Home Opener on Friday, Oct. 31. The game tips off at 7:30 p.m., and all in attendance will be treated to a hilarious performance from the home-grown comedian.

Though Caliendo is now known across the world for his humorous impressions, he began performing stand-up comedy at local night clubs and comedy clubs in the Milwaukee area while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also grew up in Waukesha and attended Waukesha South High School.

On Oct. 31, fans can look forward to a high energy act from Caliendo – a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that will start at a frenetic pace and never let up. Appropriately described by the Hollywood Reporter as “a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey,” he is one comedian who should not be missed. Caliendo is perhaps best known for his variety of sports-related impressions, but he makes his live shows appealing for everyone in the audience by continually including a little bit of every major genre – sports, political figures and celebrities.

A pretty cool get for the Bucks, all things considered. Caliendo is not really my kind of comedian, but we can presume the impressionist will at least boast a more impressive and recognizable lineup than the Sixers.