WBEZ | Robert Klein http://www.wbez.org/tags/robert-klein Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'Afternoon Shift' #187: Life's a cabaret http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-12/afternoon-shift-187-lifes-cabaret-103796 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/rick and robert klein blythe.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-187-life-s-a-cabaret.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-187-life-s-a-cabaret" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #187: Life's a cabaret" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #187: Life's a cabaret</h1><h2>Comedian Robert Klein stops by 'Afternoon Shift' on his way to UP Comedy Club for a weekend run. And the Music Institute of Chicago's Artist in Residence, Tammy McCann regales us with versatile voice. Plus Eric Klinenberg talks about a topic largely absent during the election, climate change.</h2><p>Storified by &middot; Fri, Nov 09 2012 14:20:33</p><div>Robert Klein home movies Lettermansolanorich</div><div>Quote of the day. &quot;40 years of drinking and smoking. Young kids, your voice can too sound like this.&quot; #shitkogansays #wbezMartin</div><div>Bronx-borncomedy legend Robert Klein got his first real taste of improv righthere in Chicago at The Second City. For nearly 50 years, he’s flexed his theatrical, comedic muscles to the max, appearing in numerous TV shows andfilms. He’s in town for a weekend run at <a href="http://upcomedyclub.com/index.cfm" class="">UP Comedy Club</a>.</div><div>Comedian Robert Klein reflects on his career by WBEZJazz vocalist Tammy McCann is a force to be reckoned with. Whether it's jazz, pop, cabaret or gospel, McCann has been praised for excelli...</div><div>Comic legend Robert Klein on the #AfternoonShift #wbez #November2012 #chicagolifewbezchicago</div><div>Robert Klein and Rick Kogan chewing the fat about comedy on #WBEZ. A must listen.Greg Hess</div><div>Rick and comedian Robert Klein yukking it up on the #afternoonshift #wbez #november2012 #chicagolifewbezchicago</div><div><p>Jazz vocalist Tammy McCann is aforce to be reckoned with. Whether it’s jazz, pop, cabaret or gospel,McCann has been praised for excelling at them all. She was recently namedArtist in Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago.&nbsp;</p></div><div>Jazz vocalist Tammy McCann by WBEZJazz vocalist Tammy McCann is a force to be reckoned with. Whether it's jazz, pop, cabaret or gospel, McCann has been praised for excelli...</div><div>Wonderful vocalist Tammy McCann &amp; bassist Marlene Rosenberg now on @WBEZ #AfternoonShift http://pic.twitter.com/HqOPbrqLJoe DeCeault</div><div>Vocalist Tammy McCann learned from the great Ray Charles. Best lesson: 'The standard is perfection.' #AfternoonShift on @WBEZKatie O'Brien</div><div>Tomorrow night(Saturday), she’ll perform a Veterans Day event at Petterino’s Restaurant inChicago. McCann’s 75-minute show, <i>I’ll Be Seeing You – The World WarII Songbook</i>, is a tribute to veterans of all wars. She’ll talk aboutthe upcoming event, her own incredible story, and perform songs from her show.</div><div><p>WBEZ’s business reporter NialaBoodhoo and Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary break down the weekthat was...apparently some things of historical significance happened--good thing Friday's 3 @ 3 is a week in review.<br></p></div><div>Our 3@3 panel takes on the week's news by WBEZWBEZ's business reporter Niala Boodhoo and Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary break down the week that was...apparen...</div><div>Will be providing post-elect analysis in Haiku at 3 pm @WBEZ #AfternoonShift.Kristen McQueary</div><div>Despite troubles, Jesse Jackson, Jr. wins re-election in 2nd districtAmid his health woes, Jackson has also been under a cloud of investigation going on four years.</div><div>Then, we'll preview next week's shows and chat with Justin Kauffman and Jason Marck.&nbsp;</div><div>Debrief with Justin Kauffman and Jason Marck by WBEZWe preview next week's shows and chat with Justin Kauffman and Jason Marck.</div><div><p>Eric Klinenberg, the man behind Going Solo and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, joins Rick for an extended conversation about climate change, a topic notably absent from the just-finished election cycle. Klinenberg's in town for the Chicago Humanities Festival.<br></p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0226443221/sr=8-1/qid=1140619260/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-3749433-5925735?%5Fencoding=UTF8" class=""><em></em></a></div><div>Eric Kleinenberg on the weight of climate change by WBEZEric Klinenberg, the man behind Going Solo and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, joins Rick for an extended conversatio...</div><div>@EricKlinenberg We can't wait for your talk at the Chicago Humanities Festival tomorrow night! - http://chf.to/QNpfzrHumanities Festival</div></noscript></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-12/afternoon-shift-187-lifes-cabaret-103796 Daily Rehearsal: 'You certainly get achier' with time, says comedian Robert Klein http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-11/daily-rehearsal-you-certainly-get-achier-time-says-comedian-robert <p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/brianbabylon/status/266924952006062080"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/6zNbN8hG.jpg" style="float: left; height: 300px; width: 300px;" title="'Morning AMp' hosts Molly and Brian with Robert Klein. (Twitter @brianbabylon)" /></a><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif;"><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.strawdog.org">Strawdog </a>is having a benefit </strong></span></span>on November 19 called <em>The Phone Book</em>, which will feature performances by people you know like SNL&#39;s Nora Dunn, Jonathon Berry, Sean Graney, and members of iO&#39;s Improvised Shakespeare, among others. The show is directed by Strawdog&#39;s Brandon Bruce and hosted by Anderson Lawfer. Tickets are $100, which includes hors d&#39;oeuvres and drinks at a &quot;full bar.&quot;</p><p>- <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif;"><strong>MPAACT theater&#39;s latest Solo Jams series</strong></span></span> looks promising; check out <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/mpaacts-solo-jams-greenhouse-theater-center/Content?oid=7750926">the <em>Reader</em>&#39;s rundown</a> of who is performing when and what.</p><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>- Chicagoist <a href="http://chicagoist.com/2012/11/09/three_to_see_this_weeks_theater_rec_1.php">recommends</a></strong></span></span> <em>Sister Act</em>, <em>Hellcab </em>and <em>Deep Into the Darkness Peering... </em>if you&#39;re looking for stuff to see this weekend. The last one is &quot;A one-night-only event hosted by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagooperatheater.org/" target="_blank" title="Opens in a new window">Chicago Opera Theater</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/" target="_blank" title="Opens in a new window">LifeLine Theater</a>&quot; featuring &quot;selections from the upcoming&nbsp;<em>The Fall of the House of Usher&nbsp;</em>and various readings from Edgar Allan Poe classics.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif;"><strong>- Comedian Robert Klein</strong></span></span> <a href="https://twitter.com/UpComedyClub/status/266920190929948672">joined<em> The Morning AMp</em> today</a>; he&#39;s<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-maria-bamford-scheduled-october-second-city"> in town</a> to perform at UP this weekend, and here is a nice <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/weekend/16068503-421/robert-klein-taking-life-comedy-in-stride.html">profile of him in the <em>Sun-Times</em></a>. On the show,<a href="http://morningamp.tumblr.com/post/35344825267/theres-a-lot-of-old-fools-too-you-dont"> he said</a> that with time,&nbsp;&ldquo;You don&rsquo;t necessarily get wiser. You certainly get achier&hellip;.&rdquo;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 09:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-11/daily-rehearsal-you-certainly-get-achier-time-says-comedian-robert