Get Ready for Big Laughs With the Return of Weekly Comedy Shows at Pechanga Resort Casino

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Oct. 19, 2023) – Comedy fans can rejoice with the return of weekly comedy shows at Pechanga Resort Casino. Beginning Friday, November 3 and continuing every Friday and Saturday, three comics take the stage at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. inside the Loft at Kelsey’s. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP seating. Tickets are now on sale through Pechanga Resort Casino’s website, at the Pechanga Box Office or at the door. Pechanga comedy shows are open to anyone 21 and older.

The 90-minute comedy shows take place inside the Loft at Kelsey’s, located on the second floor above Kelsey’s restaurant, across from the Pechanga Rewards Club. For tickets and more information, call (888) PECHANGA or visit and click on the Comedy tab to see the schedule of hilarious stand-up comics coming to the Pechanga Resort Casino every week.

Experts say laughter is the best medicine so it makes sense to make plans to spend the evening chuckling along with the best touring comedians in the business. The Loft at Kelsey’s features an intimate, 150-seat venue with a stage and tableside beverage service. Doors open one hour before showtime. Appetizers and beverages are served within the Loft at Kelsey’s.

Upcoming comics include:

Richard Villa – November 3 & 4
Seen On: Netflix, MTV, Comedy Central, HBO, Comedy Central Mexico, Netflix, Televisa, Galavision, Azteca TV, DirecTV, and more
Bio: Raised in Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard felt there was something more out there in stored for him. While driving home one night, the neon lights of the Irvine Improv called his name. “Hey Richard!” Seizing the moment of amateur night, Richard grabbed the microphone, went on stage, and has not stopped since

Pete George – November 10 & 11
Seen On: The Shawshank Redemption and The Majestic as well as appearances on Family Law, Strong Medicine, Night Shift, Now That’s Comedy and several national commercials.
Bio: Audiences have never seen anything like an exhaustingly funny Pete George performance. As he pinballs through his act, he leaves them laughing so hard they can barely catch their breath. His stage antics take us on a journey that includes hard hitting jokes, life stories, cartoon voices and even… yes, Rock and Roll. Mark Stuplin at E! Entertainment Television says, “Pete George is spastically funny!” and according to Las Vegas booker Kevin Kearney, “Pete George, in a word…Hilarious! He really is the complete comedy package that you simply must see to believe.”

Don Friesen – November 17 & 18
Seen On: Comedy Central, Inexplicable and Showtime one-hour special titled “Ask You Mom”
Bio: His kids think he’s fun. His wife thinks he’s an idiot. Audiences think he’s hilarious. Don is a modern suburban dad just trying to raise his kids and get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. With a unique style that can best be described as frenetic and engaging, Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around. He’s a wanna-be geek who constantly upgrades to the latest technology, but can never get it to work, leading to signature bits about tech support, Idiots Guides, texting and passwords.

Manny Maldonado – November 24 & 25
Seen On: The Comedy Central’s Comedy Rehab, ABC’S Comics Unleashed, Comedy. TV, B.E.T. Comic View, Starz Network Stand UP, and the Dr. Phil Show as a guest panelist.
Bio: As a dare from his friends he tried stand-up comedy. The rest was history! He had no intentions on becoming a stand-up comedian. “I had hopes and dreams” I’m a firm believer that stand up comedy picked me! The ability to make people laugh is such a thrill. Manny’s comedic style is best described as high energy, and no holding back. His unique ability to crossover to a mainstream audience is making him one of the hottest rising working comics today. Manny has worked with comedians Dave Attell, Dave Chappelle, and Tommy Davidson.