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Comedic Legend Joey Diaz Performs at The Stage
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – April 2, 2018

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, New Mexico's Best Bet, welcomes famed comedian and actor Joey "Coco" Diaz to The Stage. He will perform one show on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m., and two shows on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Although he was born in Havana, Cuba, Joey "Coco" Diaz was raised by his mother in New Bergen, N.J. Following a rough childhood and a series of personal tragedies, he briefly found himself in a Denver correctional facility where he discovered his love of stand-up and being on stage. Diaz debuted his comedy act in 1991 at the Denver Comedy Works and has since become one of the most sought-after comedians in the industry. Embracing his in-your-face New Jersey style and attitude, he delivers raw, unabashed comedy as he recounts wild tales of his personal trials and tribulations. Diaz's comedy has been featured on Comedy Central's "Stand-up Revolution" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." In 2016, he released his first hour-long special, "Socially Unacceptable," which is now available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital platforms. In addition to comedy, Diaz is also an actor whose extensive list of credits includes television shows such as "The Mentalist," "My Name is Earl," "General Hospital," "NYPD Blue" and "Law and Order," and films including "The Longest Yard," "Spider Man 2," "Taxi" and "Grudge Match" starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. He also hosts a biweekly podcast called "The Church of What's Happening Now" that has more than 500 episodes.

Tickets to Joey Diaz's performances at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel range between $25 and $40 and can be purchased online at Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, please call (505) 771-5680.

About Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.

For more information contact: Paula Cronic at (505) 681-2949 or

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