Veteran comic Robert Klein proudly declares that hes a city boy through and through. I just love cities, he says. Too bad hes so disappointed with ours. It was like somebody gave a city and no one came, he says. I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was so underwhelmed. I can only see so much of Elvis pants.
Klein left his native New York in the mid-60s to join Chicagos famed Second City troupe. It was a dream come true, he says. It was the perfect gig for me. Forty-plus years later, hes become a stand-up institution. And hes still in fighting shape, even though I lack some of the physical agility I once had, he says. But its no longer an adversarial thing with the audience -- like bullfighting.
Aug. 17-18, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m.