Philly Prankster Ed Bassmaster Coming to Rivers Casino Philadelphia


YouTube and TV star brings comedy to The Event Center in November

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–YouTube and TV prankster Ed Bassmaster returns to his hometown to entertain with his recognizable characters at Rivers Casino Philadelphia. Skippy, Ronnie and Chip Diamond are just some of the familiar faces likely to question, “Would you just look at that?” when he performs in The Event Center on Friday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets for Ed Bassmaster Live! are on sale now for $25.

Ed Bassmaster is the stage name of Edwin Rodriguez, who was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. The former standup comic rose to fame when his comedy exploded on YouTube, where he gained millions of followers. Bassmaster’s success was turned into the reality-TV series “The Ed Bassmaster Show” that aired on CMT.

“The Rivers Casino Comedy Series continues to thrive with a roster of Philly-born comics who love to laugh in their hometown,” said Justin Moore, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “Ed Bassmaster is a comedic chameleon who will entertain guests with his shenanigans.”

Bassmaster’s YouTube channel runs comedy videos where, as various characters, he pranks people or puts people into awkward situations. His entertaining disguises as everyday people have his fans watching hours of video to see him turn ordinary interactions into comedy gold.

Other performances in The Event Center include Philly comedians Eleanor Kerrigan and Jimmy Shubert on Thursday, Oct. 21; jazz musicians Norman Brown and Euge Groove on Friday, Oct. 22; rock bands Great White and Slaughter on Friday, Oct. 29; comedian Chuck Nice on Thursday, Nov. 18; and jazz performers Najee, Michael Lington and Paul Taylor on Friday, Nov. 26.

Chuck Nice will perform at 7 p.m., and all other shows are at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, please visit


Located along the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia features 1,600 slots, 105 table games, 65 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers an array of distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Mian and Jack’s Bar + Grill — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and daily promotions and giveaways. For additional information and current offerings, please visit


Jeff Shurilla

For Rivers Casino Philadelphia

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