) Legendary comic and Boston native Norm Crosby, back by popular demand after receiving a Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award from Emerson College in 2006, returns to Boston for a special performance featuring Don Gavin, Tony V, Brian Kiley and Patty Ross. One performance only at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Saturday, May 19, 2007 8 p.m. Tickets $25 - $45 are on sale now at Telecharge.com, or by calling (800) 233-3123. For more information, call the Box Office at (617) 824-8000.
Dorchester native Norm Crosby, king of the malaprop, is a comedy veteran known for his appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, Tonight Show, Dean Martin Show and The Norm Crosby Comedy Shop. Crosby’s career, which began in small nightclubs around Massachusetts, has spanned 40-plus years. He honed his craft in the Borscht Belt with greats like Milton Berle and Jerry Lewis, and on 60’s and 70’s television shows. He has been a guest co-host of Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for many years, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, placed between Jack Benny and Red Skelton, at Crosby’s request. He has performed for Presidents and Kings, and returns home for a very special evening of laughs with some great comic friends.
Joining Crosby will be a stellar lineup of Boston comedy veterans, including Don Gavin, known as “the Godfather of Boston comedy,” whose rapid-fire everyman comedy is side-splittingly funny. He was one of the founders of the Ding-Ho Comedy Club in Cambridge, which launched some of the funniest and most original comedy talent in the country. Tony V., star of stage, screen and neighborhood bar, is now a high-falutin’ TV star, with a big role as a conflicted cop on Showtime’s critically acclaimed Brotherhood, and a recurring role on Denis Leary’s Rescue Me. He started his stand-up career in 1983, and as a former mental health caseworker with a degree in psychology, is one of the few comics who has been able to use his formal education in his work.
Brian Kiley was a seasoned veteran of the Boston comedy scene before becoming an Emmy-nominated staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1994. He has appeared on Conan, as well as Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. He is one of the country’s most inspired and original comedic minds. Patty Ross is a comedian and actress who has appeared on My Wife and Kids, Two Guys and a Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Rosanne.
Added by secronin on April 15, 2007