Like Lou Gehrig, I felt like “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” Deepest thanks to a true legend, Robert Klein, this week’s mystery guest in our Saturday Night Zoom Room.
Dedicating tonight to one of Robert’s closest friends. Endless love to Fred Willard for a lifetime of laughs.
Robert visited with about 40 of our quarantined media pros - sharing great stories from his earliest days in Second City, The Improv, his heroes like Lenny Bruce and Jonathan Winters, his hundreds of appearances on every late night show, his hit shows on Broadway, countless TV series, films and Klein classic standup.
I cut off the pre-Robert Klein opening of this video and have to share that comedy killers like Seinfeld, Leno, Letterman, Jon Stewart and more all speak the truth repeatedly - that without the innovation and next level creations of Robert Klein, their careers and all who followed wouldn’t have been possible. Watch the documentary, “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg,” to see them all salute our man of the hour.
We love you Robert.
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