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Chris Roach to open for Kevin James at Paramount shows

Comedian Chris Roach will be opening for Kevin

Comedian Chris Roach will be opening for Kevin James during James' two sold-out shows at The Paramount in Huntington in April. Credit: CBS / Jeffrey Neira

When comedian Kevin James performs his two sold-out shows at The Paramount in Huntington on April 6 and 9, it will not only be a homecoming for the Ward Melville graduate, but also for his opening act, comedian Chris Roach of Ronkonkoma.

Roach also plays Mott, a buddy of James’ character, Kevin Gable, on the hit CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait.”

“The character on the show is not a far stretch from who I am, therefore it’s easy to play,” Roach told Newsday last year. “Like me, he dresses like a half-made bed.”

Roach also has appeared on other TV shows such as “Limitless,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Knick.” However, he’s a true stand-up at heart.

“I don’t try to write jokes — they just kind of happen,” says Roach about his act. “Comics are a unique breed. We speak a language that many can’t understand.”

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