BILL LARKIN in “THE AGONY AND THE IVORIES”
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8pm
He feels the music and he feels your pain. Comedian, pianist, and award winning actor Bill Larkin sits behind the piano for an evening of original comedy songs focusing on everything from aging to self-esteem to social media. Think Tom Lehrer meets Lewis Black.
As seen on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” Intended for mature audiences.
Weird Al Yankovic himself says he’s “a big fan.” The Los Angeles Times calls him “bitingly satirical.”
• $15 Reserved Seating
Doors open at 6pm for dinner and seating.
Street Parking and Paid Lots are available.
A minimum purchase of $20.00 in food/beverage is required per person while inside the showroom. Food and beverage purchased in the Overlook Bar does not apply to the showroom minimum. Service fees apply to all tickets purchased via our online box office, phone or at the door. There are no refunds or exchanges for show ticket purchases.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Bill Larkin is an actor, comedian, songwriter and pianist. He just released his 2nd album of comedy songs, “Knowing Your Audience”, which was recorded live at the Green Mill Jazz Club in Chicago, IL.
Born and raised in Bedford, MA, he moved to Orlando, FL in 1991, where he worked as an actor for Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. He also performed improv regularly at SAK Theatre.
He relocated to Los Angeles in 1996 to perform with many of his SAK colleagues as “Houseful of Honkeys”. During this time, he began to write and perform original comedy songs, and his first album, “Bill’s Family Funtime”, was recorded in 2001. He performed a song from that album, “The Twin Song”, on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”. He also performed his “Funtime” songs at the Laugh Factory, Improv, Comedy Store and the Cinegrill in Hollywood, CA, Rose’s Turn in New York, NY, and The Riviera Casino and Nightclub in Las Vegas, NV.
He then moved to his current home, Chicago, in 2002. where he performed with the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus for many years. He co-wrote a musical version of “The Ten Commandments” with the then-artistic director of the Chorus, Patrick Sinozich.
He has spent the last 17 consecutive years working at the Howl at the Moon dueling piano bar; 3 years at the Hollywood location and 14 years in Chicago.
He is also an award-winning actor: in 2013, he received the prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for excellence in Chicago theatre for Best Actor in a Musical for Porchlight Music Theatre’s “A Class Act”. Other theatre credits in Chicago include Mercury Theatre’s “The Producers”, Porchlight’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s “Aladdin” and Broadway in Chicago’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”