Philly prankster Ed Bassmaster brings residency to Rivers Casino Philadelphia

-Courtesy of Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Get ready for more Ed Bassmaster, more often. The YouTube and TV prankster whose man-on-the street hijinks have been performed all over Philadelphia has landed a residency at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

Bassmaster and his recognizable characters Skippy, Ronnie and Chip Diamond will perform their shenanigans in The Event Center on Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m. The residency continues with shows in July and November as well as one in January of 2023; tickets are on sale now for $29.

“Ed’s shows are a hot ticket. He sold out so fast last time that we’re thrilled to have him back four more times over the next year,” said Justin Moore, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “The fans asked, and Rivers has delivered.”

Ed Bassmaster Residency
Upcoming show dates; all performances are at 8 p.m.

  • Friday, April, 29
  • Saturday, July 30
  • Friday, Nov. 11
  • Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023

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.

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 videos to see him turn ordinary interactions into comedy gold.

Bassmaster is part of the upcoming entertainment in The Event Center, which is scheduled as follows:

  • 2/24: The Midtown Men
  • 2/25: 38 Special
  • 2/27: Legs N’ Eggs Drag Brunch
  • 3/10 and 3/11: Strictly Sinatra
  • 3/12: The Lalas
  • 3/16: The Young Dubliners
  • 3/23: Aunt Mary Pat
  • 3/25: Gary Allan
  • 3/26: Rick Braun and Richard Elliot
  • 3/27: Legs N’ Eggs Drag Brunch
  • 4/1: Peabo Bryson
  • 4/16: Taylor Dayne and All 4 One
  • 4/24: Legs N’ Eggs Drag Brunch
  • 4/29: Ed Bassmaster

For tickets and more information, please visit

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