Staff Report

Actor, singer, improve comedian and television personality Wayne Brady is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27.

Brady began performing at 16 years old in community theater and developed his improv skills with the Orlando improv troupe SAK Community Lab.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and by 1998 had launched his career as one of the original improvisational theater performers in the British version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” when its final season was filmed in Hollywood.

Then he became a regular on the American version, hosted by Drew Carey and, in 2001, he starred in his own variety show, “The Wayne Brady Show,” on ABC and a daytime talk show of the same name in 2002.

In 2004 he joined the Broadway revival of “Chicago” in the leading role of lawyer Billy Flynn.

He has guest-starred on other TV shows, wrote and sang the theme song for Disney’s animated series “The Weekenders,” and sang and recorded Jim Brickman’s original Disney song “Beautiful” as well as its Christmas version.

In 2009, he began hosting an updated version of the game show “Let’s Make a Deal” for CBS.

Brady went back to Broadway in 2015 to replace Billy Porter as Lola in “Kinky Boots” and, for three months last year, he played the lead role of Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of “Hamilton.”

Tickets for the show are $45, $55 & $65, available at the casino or at