Although Vince Vaughn is best known for his film career – beginning with 1996’s Swingers and most recently 2009’s Couples Retreat – the actor and comedian is in the midst of a stand-up tour with Kevin James. Examiner.com reports that Vaughn and James decided to hit the road after filming their upcoming Universal Picture flick The Dilemma, which hits the big screen on Jan. 14. Fans can get Vince Vaughn tickets to see the pair in cities like Phoenix, Ariz.; San Diego, Calif. and Minneapolis, Minn. this fall.
Joining Vaughn and James on the road for the tour, which has been dubbed the Vince Vaughn and Kevin James Wild West Comedy Roadshow, are comedians Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin and Richie Minervi. Explaining his decision to tour after wrapping The Dilemma, Vaughn recently told Examiner.com, “It was so much fun making the film and we did a charity benefit show in Chicago earlier this year. It was great and we had a good time so we said let’s take this on the road. And we continue to have a good time.” And so do Vaughn’s fans!
Directed by Ron Howard, The Dilemma also stars Winona Rider and Jennifer Connelly. The dilemma in The Dilemma is that a guy (played by Vaughn) witnesses his best friend’s wife cheating and is torn about whether to tell him or not. The Dilemma is garnering press already, but not just because of its star power. Rather, the comedy includes an “electric cars are gay” joke, which GLADD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) deemed offensive.
Ron Howard decided to keep the joke in The Dilemma, CNN.com reports that the director told the Los Angeles Times, “It is a slight moment in The Dilemma meant to demonstrate an aspect of our lead character’s personality, and we never expected it to represent our intentions or the point of view of the movie or those of us who made it.” Responding to Howard’s decision to keep his character’s joke in the film, Vaughn said in a radio interview, “I’m glad to hear it’s staying in the movie. It wasn’t a derogatory term … we clarified within the joke [that it was] not ‘homosexual-gay’ but, you know, your parents are chaperoning a dance.” The 40-year-old actor added, “We’re not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings … if there’s tensions there, ultimately, it brings us together, it makes us more comfortable.”
Vaughn may have gotten his start in Hollywood in a film called Swingers, but the longtime bachelor traded the single life for married life earlier this year. Vaughn wed Canadian real estate agent Kyla Weber in a small private ceremony outside of his native Chicago in January. PopEater.com reports that Vaughn proposed on Valentine’s Day. The actor told Ellen DeGeneres, “I figured this is not a ship to be missed because I will not forget this date. So Valentine’s Day was the day that I asked her. She makes me laugh. She is wonderful. I’m just thrilled.” The couple is expecting their first child.
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