Comedy Legend Emo Philips & Guests at the Steve Allen Theatre
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The last date listed for Comedian Emo Phillips & Guests was Monday September 26, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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Travel back in time and experience an amazing night of obscure, naughty and lovely tunes from the 1920s and '30s. Stylish flapper Janet Klein is a true ukelele lady, and along with her band members, The Parlor Boys, will treat you to spirited and inspired renditions of Tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, vaudeville, Yiddish novelty numbers, ragtime and other lovable, rare and rustic tunes. Film historian Jerry Beck opens the show with rare vintage 16mm film clips. Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys' latest CD release -- their seventh -- is titled Whoopee Hey Hey! Tunes to Cheer in Tumultuous Times, and reflects current-day concerns with rare and upbeat songs from the Depression era. Learn More
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Comfortable, intimate setting with a great comic, on stage and off. Emo and his two guest performers delivered. His wry wit and commentary packed a gentle punch that at times left us doubled over trying to breathe in the midst of laughter. He included some funny films and silly commercials he'd been in, as well as his usual off-beat stories.
After the show, Emo was happy to chat with any audience member who stayed to get an autograph, a picture, or just congratulate him on the show. Clearly, he loved having had his 'friends' over for an evening of fun.
He stayed in the foyer, and went out of his way to show his appreciation to everyone who had attended, making sure he thanked individuals who caught his eye as they were approaching the door.
Emo and friends will be performing at the Steve Allen Theater for at least one more Monday, the 29th of August. The theater was easy to get to, with comfortable seats. Parking was free and easy in the lot, as long as you got there by 7:20 or so. The show ran from 8:00 to 10:00.
An enjoyable and relaxing evening with our buddy, Emo.
In a survey commissioned by GQ Magazine, three of Emo Philips’ jokes have been judged by his peers to be among the top 75 of all time. He is a true original and his cult following considers him to be the father alternative comedy.
Emo Philips has grown up. The trademark pageboy haircut is gone and his ‘80s-era “overgrown child hovering between catatonia and wide-eyed wonder” has been given somewhat of an adult makeover. “I talk about being a mature citizen of the world now,” says Philips, during a break from a London Times photo shoot last week. “When I first cut my hair off I was nervous, but I got even bigger laughs than before,” he says, adding, "Now I’m glad I had the lice." Philips, whom Tonight Show host Jay Leno once called “the best joke writer in America,” is eager to state that his show is for everybody and not aimed at a specific demographic. “My act is very revolutionary and has always been for all ages,” he says, adding, “a very small percentage of every age.”