George R. Bettinger, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him for Hebrew School Dropout, a solo comedy written & performed by fellow Friar, 3-time Emmy-winning comedian Dave Konig, at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Monday, January 16th from 8-10pm. Fellow Friars, the two have been friends for years & have worked together on many occasions.
Comedian Dave Konig is known for his many TV appearances. Louie C.K. fans know him as Matchie, the club owner on the hit show “Louie” on FX & late night TV fans know him as the host of the infamous HBO comedy series “Hardcore TV.” Konig won his Emmys for his “man under the street” reports on “Subway Q & A” & hosted & produced the cult hit talk show parody “The Dave Konig Show” for USA Networks.
Beginning his theatrical career as a child actor, Dave Konig went on to star on Broadway as the skirt-chasing deejay Vince Fontaine in the long running Broadway musical revival of Grease. His lengthy theatrical resume includes starring roles in New York productions of Gypsy, The Odd Couple, An Enemy of the People, Sugar & many more. Called “laugh out loud funny & lightning fast” by The New York Times, Konig has also starred in his critically acclaimed hit Off-Broadway solo shows Addicted to Show Business & Hebrew School Dropout.
A comedy star across all platforms, Konig’s new web series “Addicted to Show Business” was nominated in 11 categories at the LA Web Fest, including Outstanding Comedy Series & was called “hilarious” by Comedywire. “Why Animals Sleep So Close to the Road & Other Lies I Tell My Children,” a TV sitcom based on the books of his wife, humorist Susan Konig, is now in pre-production & in 2017 Konig’s first novel, Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky, will be published by Willow Street Press.
George Bettinger is well known as the host of the immensely popular Mom & Pop Shop Radio Show. At a young age, George developed a great appreciation of classic comedians from the golden age of silent and early sound films. By 16, he was impersonating Groucho Marx, Eddie Cantor and other legends, when he caught the eye of broadcast legend Joe Franklin, who featured George regularly on “The Joe Franklin Show” on WOR-TV. He was also writing and appearing in comedy bits on “The Uncle Floyd Show.” In 1982, George created an early cable TV series called “Movie Magic,” which ran for 5 years. Throughout the late 1980’s and 90’s, George kept busy auditioning and booking numerous radio and television commercials, playing the voice of the animated red M&M on NBC promos for “Frazier” and “Will & Grace,” one of the highlights of his commercial career. Teaming with his mentor Joe Franklin on Saturday nights on WOR radio as Joe’s “Man of 1000 Voices,” gave George the opportunity to release his CD, The Mom & Pop Variety Shop on Original Cast Records.
For the past seven years, George has hosted a worldwide radio show called “The Mom & Pop Shop” from a studio in Miramar, Florida. The show, which has been featured on NBC & ABC network news, is what they call a “hybrid” in today’s world, as it brings the charm of old school entertainment to the fast pace of the internet. The show is filled with the same sorts of impressions & character bits, attracting a devoted audience that chats up daily on the show’s Facebook page. “The Mom and Pop Show” broadcasts every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 4pm – 5:30 pm on It’s Right Here in Miramar Radio.
DATE: Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 8-10pm
THEATRE: Boca Black Box ~ 8221 Glades Rd. ~ Boca Raton, FL
TICKETS: $25 – $35