Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents: Robert Klein

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  • Date: March 17, 2022 Thu
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Hough Hall
  • Tickets: $29-$49

Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road presents actor and comedian Robert Klein at St. Peterburg’s Palladium Theater! For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences and has an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television and in film.

In the spring of 2017, his documentary Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg aired on STARZ. The special is a hilarious look at his life and career, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Ray Romano, David Steinberg, Fred Willard, John Stewart, Jay Leno and others discussing Klein’s influence on their careers, comedy as a whole and their reverence of his comedic genius.

Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago. He was nominated twice for GRAMMY® Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums Child of the Fifties and Mind Over Matter. He received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Actor and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, They’re Playing Our Song. In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, The Sisters Rosensweig.

In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for HBO and received his first Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2001 for Robert Klein: Child in His 50’s. Klein released Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005, a collector’s DVD box set to critical acclaim. His most recent HBO special Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced, earned him a second Emmy® nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. This special is available on DVD.

Among dozens of starring and guest-starring roles on television, he co-starred in the hit NBC series, Sisters, has a recurring guest-starring role on Law and Order and has guest starred on The Good Wife and Royal Pains. He regularly appeared on talk shows, making more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman.

Presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road.

$29, $39, and $49.

Tickets are available only through Ruth Eckerd Hall, (727) 791-7400.

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