By Lizzie Wilcox
Eric Stonestreet, one of television’s brightest comedy stars, is set to visit The Paramount in Huntington village on July 17 for an intimate and interactive evening.
Most known for playing the role of Cameron Tucker on Emmy-winning series “Modern Family,” Stonestreet was also recently in the HBO Film “Confirmation,” and is currently in theaters as the voice of “Duke” in animated film “The Secret Life of Pets.”
Stonestreet got his start in acting while studying to be a prison administrator at Kansas State University. His friend dared him to audition for “Prelude to a Kiss,” and he did. Though he was cast as the smallest role in the play, he was “bitten by the bug.” After finishing his undergraduate studies, Stonestreet moved to Chicago to study and perform theatre and improv.
Two years later the comedian headed to Los Angeles, continuing his career with roles in commercials, and on TV shows including “Dharma & Greg,” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “American Dad.”
Stonestreet is most proud of the people he has met and the friends he’s made during his career, according to his website.
The show at The Paramount, part of the venue’s comedy series, will include both stand-up and an “anything goes” Q&A incorporating showgoers. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m., and the show is slated for 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Paramountny.com, or at the box office, for $29.50-$74.50.