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The Stage Welcomes “America’s Got Talent” Finalist Preacher Lawson
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – May 9, 2018

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, New Mexico's Best Bet, welcomes stand-up comedian and "America's Got Talent" finalist Preacher Lawson to The Stage. He will perform two shows on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Moving frequently in his formative years—20 times before the age of 10 to be exact—Preacher Lawson learned to wield comedy as a powerful tool that helped him fit in and make new friends. He began formally writing jokes when he was 16 and stepped on stage for his first performance a year later as part of a bet with his mom. Since then, Lawson has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast with his clever, well-timed personal stories and animated stage presence. Hilariously curating his own exploits including the role of catfishing in online dating and how he handled dissenters when he got a motorcycle, he takes audiences on a wild ride from beginning to end. Lawson is best known for competing on "America's Got Talent" in 2017, where he was a finalist. He was also named "Funniest Comedian in Florida" and won the 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Lawson's YouTube channel, which features content ranging from travel vlogs to comedy-based cooking tutorials, has more than 2,000,000 views and 150,000 subscribers.

Tickets to Preacher Lawson's performances at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel range between $15 and $25 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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