COMEDY LEGEND ROBERT KLEIN STILL CAN’T STOP THE LAUGHES
Published: Jan 9, 2019
FORT LAUDERDALE – Comedy legend Robert Klein comes to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. In a career that has spanned four decades, Klein has received Grammy® Award nominations for Best Comedy Album of the Year for Child of the Fifties and Mind Over Matter and is the is subject of the documentary Robert Klein: Still Can't Stop His Leg. Having made more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman, Klein can currently be seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Klein was already a leading stand-up comic in 1988 when The New York Times reported, “Robert Klein stands on the exact dividing line between two generations of stand-up comedians. On one side are toastmaster-quipsters like Bob Hope and Johnny Carson, who maintain an attitude of genteel decorum as they tweak human foibles. On the other are brilliant brats, from Robin Williams to Eddie Murphy, who have re-invented the image of the comedian, as a rude and raunchy surrogate rock star wallowing in cultural trash. At his most incisive, Mr. Klein partakes of the best of both worlds without actually falling into the gutter.” As an actor, Klein received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical They’re Playing Our Song. In 1993, he won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig. He's also appeared on TV on Madame Secretary, Sharknado 2: The Second One and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Tickets are $45– $65 with $100 VIP tickets that include a meet and greet. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. For more information visit BrowardCenter.org, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrowardCenter, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BrowardCenter, subscribe to our channel at Youtube.com/user/BrowardCenter and join the conversation with #BrowardCenter. The Broward Center 2018-2019 season is presented by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Brightline, Canteen, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, JetBlue and MasterCard are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. All dates, times, programs, artists and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. ### About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org. The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.