This coming Friday night March 3rd, 2017 legnedary actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried will make his Beverly Massachusetts debut. The show will take place at The Cabot Theatre in downtown Beverly. The show will start at 8pm and door will open at 7pm. At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on The Cosby Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel Beverly Hills Cop II, for which the New York Daily News said, “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child, Problem Child II, Look Who’s Talking II and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series USA Up All Night.
After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic Aladdin, Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series Cyberchase. His signature voice can also be heard on the Comedy Central series, The Annoying Orange, the voice of the horse on Family Guy, Mr. Mxyzptlk in the new Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham video game, and Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Also performing with Gilbert will be comedian Rob Steen. Born and bred in Beverly, Massachusetts, Rob Steen has been doing comedy for 25 years. He began as a street performer at the age of 12 in Boston. Using his juggling and improv skills he decided to try Stand-Up! Since then he has kept a full calendar of over 350 shows per year! Rob has also been featured on several TV shows including The Late Show with Dave Letterman where he was a frequent guest.
Rob is very high energy and brings the whole audience together as a group with his unique style of crowd participation. His act is a mix of situations and observations that he has been in for the past 21 years of being an entertainer. Rob has been compared to Robin Williams due to his fast paced delivery and quick wit. Rob is great at working the crowd and making every show different. It is no wonder he is one of the most request comedians in the Northeast. Rob will keep you on your toes and laughing non-stop!
Tickets for this show are still on sale and range in price from $23.50 to $33.50 which makes it a very inexpensive night out in Beverly. Wood Media will also be in attendance at this show to give you a complete recap on what is talked about. To purchase tickets to this show visit www.TheCabot.org.
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