Veteran Comedian Robert Klein Brings the Laughs to the Colonial Theatre [Berkshire On Stage]


The Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes Tony and Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian Robert Klein to the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at 8pm on Saturday (August 1). Special guest Scott Blakeman opens the show.

For more than 40 years, Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television and in film. Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed Second City theatrical troupe in Chicago.

He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album of the Year for his albums Child of the Fifties and Mind Over Matter. He received a Tony nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Sisters Rosensweig.”

In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on HBO. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for the network; his most recent, “Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced,” aired in 2010. He co-starred in the hit NBC series, “Sisters,” and recently has a recurring guest-starring role on “Law and Order.” He regularly appears on talk-shows, making more than 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show with David Letterman” alone. Klein has also appeared in many notable films including “Hooper,” “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Primary Colors,” “People I Know,” “Two Weeks Notice,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “The Back-Up Plan” with Jennifer Lopez.

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