For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. 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 HBO. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for the network; his most recent, Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced aired in 2010. He co-starred in the hit NBC series, Sisters, and recently has a recurring guest-starring role on Law and Order. He regularly appears on talk-shows, making more than 100 appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman alone. Klein has also appeared in many notable films including, Hooper, The Owl and the Pussycat, Primary Colors, People I Know, Two Weeks Notice, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez.
Scott Blakeman has performed his comedy around the world, including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He is a frequent opening act for Robert Klein, most recently at the Tarrytown Music Hall, the Landmark on Main and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Scott is an original member of New York's political comedy show Laughing Liberally, and was the resident comedian on MSNBC's live coverage of the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner. Scott has taught a standup comedy workshop for more than 25 years, and his former students include Jon Stewart.