More than 7,500 people celebrated the start of the holiday season in Northeast Philadelphia at American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Annual Grand Illumination Tree Livghting and Fireworks Symphony.
“There’s nothing like a live performance… I’ve always loved doing stand-up, and even after all these years, I still do.”
Her given name is Peggy King. But when the singer appeared on The George Gobel Show back in the ‘50s, old lonesome George said she was “pretty and perky,” and that moniker just stuck.
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David Eisner recently stepped down as president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, but he believes the center has a bright future with exhibitions such as American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
He admitted that his original motivation to perform stand-up comedy was attributed to his indecisiveness as to what he should do after college. Graduating from New York University with a degree in film and television, Dave Attell said he realized he’d probably never go on to become an actor or a director.
When Rich Little was about 5 or 6, he would stand in front of his class and just ramble on, much to the delight of his teachers — until they couldn’t stand his constant chatter anymore.
Singer/actress/multi-award winner Audra McDonald said she knew from the time she was 9 years old that show business was for her.
Direct from its Broadway run, and starring Saturday Night Live and HBO writer-comedian Colin Quinn, Long Story Short: A One-Man Comedy Manifesto continues through July 10 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.