Klein Back on HBO
It all started three decades ago, when Robert Klein made TV history on HBO, starring in the network's first-ever original comedy special. This December, he returns to HBO for his eighth stand-up special, when Robert Klein: The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue debuts
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Taped recently before a live audience at John Jay College Theater in New York City, Robert Klein: The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue features the comic's all-new reflections on such disparate topics as current and past presidents, his childhood, his summer job as a Catskills lifeguard, sailing with Rodney Dangerfield, the sexual revolution of the '60s and the concessions everyone makes to aging. The special is inspired in part by Klein's recent best-selling memoir "The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue."
In addition to his seven previous HBO solo specials - including 2000's "Child in His '50s" - Bronx native Klein has appeared on HBO in three live "Comic Relief(tm)" benefits and "An All-Star Toast to the Improv Hosted by Robert Klein." His 1982 HBO special "Robert Klein at Yale" was added to the permanent collection of the
The versatile performer has also appeared on stage (Obie winner for "The Sisters Rosensweig"; Tony nominee for "They're Playing Our Song") and in more than 25 movies ("Primary Colors," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Two Weeks Notice"), and made numerous TV appearances, including "Sisters" and guest hosting "Saturday Night Live," as well as more than 100 appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "The Late Show with David Letterman."