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Kevin Meaney brings the humor at Mohegan Sun

Published December 26. 2013 4:00AM

Kevin Meaney hits the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre stage on Saturday, but it won't be his first time performing in Connecticut this year. He starred in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre production of "Hairspray" at the University of Connecticut.

He played Edna Turnblad in a cast that featured a lot of UConn grads and undergrads - and he earned nice reviews. He had actually acted in Broadway's "Hairspray" a few years back, too.

Meaney has acted elsewhere - a little gig as a John Hancock reenactor on "30 Rock," for instance - but he's still doing his stand-up, as he will at the Sun. He has, of course, done all the talk shows - "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." His comedy once inspired the Washington Post critic Tom Shales to write this: "Picture the precocious love child of Jonathan Winters and Ethel Merman and you have some idea of Kevin Meaney's act."

- KRISTINA DORSEY

Kevin Meaney, 9 p.m. Saturday, The Cabaret Theatre, Mohegan Sun; also, Matt Burke and John Iavarone; $27.50; mohegansun.com.

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