I can see why Kevin and Gary Knipfing changed their last name when they each became comedians. I mean, how do you even pronounce Knipfing?
So Kevin Knipfing adopted the stage name of Kevin James and went onto star in "King of Queens," "Hitch," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and all the rest.
His older brother, Gary Knipfing, went with the moniker Gary Valentine. His TV appearances have include playing Cousin Danny on "King of Queens" and a guest turn on "Men of a Certain Age" alongside Ray Romano. Valentine turns up regularly on "Chelsea Lately," too.
Valentine comes to Comix at Foxwoods to do his standup tonight through Saturday.
- KRISTINA DORSEY
Gary Valentine, 8 tonight and Friday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Comix at Foxwoods; $20-$40: 1-800-200-2882.