February 3, 2023




       L: Bil Dwyer, host, and R: Steve Judkins, co-host, “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON.” 
(Photos courtesy of BattleBots, Inc.) 


Live Show Opens Feb. 3 in Las Vegas 

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LAS VEGAS (February 2023)BattleBots, the world’s premier robot combat competition, announces it has named Bil Dwyer as host and Steve Judkins as co-host for the daily “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” live show opening Friday, Feb. 3, at the BattleBots Arena in Las Vegas. The brand-new, 75-minute robot-combat theater show features live robot fights, and no one will know which robot will be victorious each night. Each show will be full of shocks, surprises and the kind of robot-on-robot carnage for which BattleBots is famous. 

About Bil Dwyer
Dwyer is no stranger to BattleBots; fans of the show will recall he hosted the original
Comedy Central version back in 2000 and the entire BattleBots community is delighted to welcome him back as the host of “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” live show in Las Vegas. His extensive career has covered many facets of show business, from performing and writing to commercial voiceover work. He is an accomplished standup comic, who has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” and his very own, half-hour standup special, “Comedy Central Presents: Bil Dwyer.”  His takes on marriage, kids and family are hip and sardonic—yet beneath lies a certain odd sweetness. He hosted GSN’s “I’ve Got a Secret,” Fox Sports’ “Ultimate Fan League,” PAX-TV’s “Dirty Rotten Cheaters,” GSN’s “Extreme Dodgeball,” MTV’s “The 70’s House” and the “Tiny Football League” which ran at halftime on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Besides appearing on television shows such as “Parks and Recreation,” “The Middle,” “Children’s Hospital,” “House of Lies,” “Suburgatory,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Ally McBeal” and “iCarly,” Dwyer has also been in films such as “Ski School 2,” and “What Planet are You From?” Writing with sitcom star/television producer Christopher Titus, Dwyer co-created a show based on his stand-up comedy called “Back After This” for Sony Pictures Television. A regular commentator on various cable shows, he is most often recognized for his work on VH1’s highly rated “I Love the…” series.  Dwyer was also seen as a finalist on season four of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and starred in Cartoon Network’s live action/animation hybrid series “Out of Jimmy’s Head.”   He currently hosts “Stardumb!,” a live celeb-studded game/talk/improv comedy hybrid, which has been seen twice at L.A.’s RIOT! Fest and three years running at San Francisco Sketchfest.

About Steve Judkins
Judkins is thrilled to be joining the BattleBots team as co-host and looks forward to seeing the joy on the faces of all those who truly love destruction! He originally hails from Melbourne, Australia, and his career spans more than 30 years. Judkins was the host and lead vocalist at The Mayfair Supper Club inside The Bellagio, Las Vegas, and played Shrek in “Shrek The Musical” as well as roles in “West Side Story,” “The Rocky Horror Show,” “Mamma Mia!” and “The Full Monty.” He also played a guest role alongside Ice Cube on the hit TV series “Are We There Yet?” as well as roles in feature films “It Stains The Sand Red,” “His Only Son” and “Broken Gardenias.” He hosted “Simpsons Live” in Australia as well countless events here in Las Vegas for companies such as The World Heart Foundation and Wildlife Warriors (The Steve Irwin Foundation). 

“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” shows take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 12 p.m. at the BattleBots Arena next to the Las Vegas Strip. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos from the first live show will be available after opening weekend. An official premiere event for invited guests and media will take place later this month.

BattleBots is the world leader in the fast-growing sport of robot fighting. For more than 20 years, BattleBots has brought its unique mix of metal mayhem, flames, explosions and high drama to its passionate fans around the world. Created by Edward (Trey) Roski and Greg Munson and now seen in over 150 countries, the sport has over 10 million followers on social media, as well as tens of millions of television viewers. For more information, go to, or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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