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Bert Kreischer to Appear at the DGPT’s Discraft Great Lakes Open

By Zac Kuykendall

“The Machine” is headed to Milford for the Disc Golf Pro Tour Playoffs! 

Bert Kreischer is a household name in the world of comedy. Known for his energetic stage presence and his ability to make people laugh until their sides hurt, the stand-up comedian, podcaster, television host and actor has recently been exploring a new passion: Disc Golf. Bert originally found the sport in college, but rediscovered it in Texas while looking for different ways to spend more time outside, especially while on tour. Since falling back in love with Disc Golf, Bert has been a vocal advocate for the sport on his podcast and in media appearances, notably discussing it on shows like The Rich Eisen Show and The Joe Rogan Experience

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Bert is now taking his fandom to the next level as he prepares to attend the Discraft Great Lakes Open, the first Disc Golf Pro Tour Playoff Event of the 2023 season, and Bert’s very first professional Disc Golf event!

Bert Kreischer initially rose to fame through his stand-up comedy routines and his popular podcasts, 2 Bears, 1 Cave,Bertcast, and Open Tabs, as well as his cooking show, Something’s Burning. His fame took a leap when his popular 2016 standup routine inspired a feature film aptly titled The Machine (2023), co-written and starring Bert himself. The comedian’s journey into the world of Disc Golf, one of the world’s fastest growing sports, has been no less thrilling. Bert has popped up in the YouTube feed of disc golfers more than once over the years, featured Disc Golf in his own content and graciously appeared on Disc Golf specific YouTube channels like Foundation Podcasts. Kreischer sees Disc Golf as more than a pastime, going out of his way to recognize the sport’s accessibility, supportive community, and health benefits. 

Later this month, Kreischer will be in attendance at the Discraft Great Lakes Open! Recognizing Kreischer’s enthusiasm for the sport and his massive fanbase, Discraft has made a move to expand the VIP fan area – aptly dubbed the “Bert Zone” – with additional bleachers, tents, and a large video board to enhance the spectator experience. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the larger than life experience for themselves. 

In addition to the “Bert Zone”, fans will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive Bert Kreischer discs. This unique memorabilia centers around Bert’s love for Disc Golf, inclusive of commemorative items worthy of any disc golfer’s collection. 

Bert’s participation in this year’s Discraft Great Lakes Open is not just about watching the best Disc Golf pros in the world; Bert is also lending his celebrity status to a good cause. He will be a part of the Paul McBeth Foundation Play with the Champs charity event scheduled for Wednesday, 8/16. To register for an opportunity to play with Bert or one of the featured DGPT pros, click here. All proceeds from the event will go to the Paul McBeth Foundation, an organization dedicated to developing and introducing sustainable disc golf experiences to underserved locations that currently have limited or no access to the sport. Whether you’re a fan of Disc Golf, a Bert Kreischer enthusiast, or someone who enjoys a good time while supporting a worthy cause, the event promises to be an unforgettable experience.

So mark your calendars, prepare your laughter, and brace for some thrilling disc action! With Bert Kreischer involved, the Discraft Great Lakes Open is bound to be an event that will leave spectators with memories for years to come. 

A full schedule for the Discraft Great Lakes Open can be found here.

You can learn more about Bert Kreischer on his website, and catch Bert’s Tops Off World Tour in a city near you! 

Bert’s Tops Off World Tour – Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, September 14: Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
  • Friday, September 15: Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
  • Saturday, September 16: Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
  • Sunday, September 17: Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
  • Wednesday, September 20: Evansville, IN – Ford Center
  • Thursday, September 21: Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
  • Friday, September 22: Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
  • Saturday, September 23: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • Sunday, September 24: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
  • Thursday, September 28: Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
  • Friday, September 29: San Jose, CA – SAP Center At San Jose
  • Saturday, September 30: Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
  • Sunday, October 1: San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
  • Wednesday, October 4: Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • Thursday, October 5: Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
  • Thursday, October 12: Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
  • Friday, October 13: Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
  • Saturday, October 14: Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Sunday, October 15: Mobile, AL – Mobile Civic Center
  • Thursday, October 19: Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
  • Friday, October 20: Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
  • Saturday, October 21: Portland, OR – Moda Centre
  • Wednesday, November 15: Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
  • Thursday, November 16: Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
  • Friday, November 17: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
  • Saturday, November 18: Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
  • Sunday, November 19: Springfield, MO – Great Southern Bank Arena
  • Wednesday, November 29: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
  • Thursday, November 30: Norfolk, VA – Scope Arena
  • Friday, December 1: Winston-Salem, NC – LJVM Coliseum
  • Saturday, December 2: Fairfax, VA – EagleBank Arena
  • Sunday, December 3: Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center
  • Wednesday, December 6: Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
  • Thursday, December 7: Worcester, MA – DCU Center
  • Friday, December 8: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
  • Saturday, December 9: Providence, RI – Amica Mutual Pavilion
  • Sunday, December 10: Albany, NY – MVP Arena