October 14, 1999 |
Men don't like to talk as much as women do, says Rob Becker. But he spends more than 90 minutes talking about it. That's not the only thing that Becker says in his "Defending the Caveman" comedy routine at the Pantages Theatre. One of his other observations of human behavior is that men aren't good at observing human behavior. Men like to focus on one goal at a time, he claims. Men negotiate with each other, while women cooperate. Men are like this, women are like that, ad nauseam.
August 30, 1990 |
Rob Becker thinks too many of his fellow comedians are getting cheap laughs at the expense of men. "I'm one of the few comics around who doesn't come out and say, 'Men are pigs,' " says Becker, who comes to the Irvine Improv Tuesday, Sept. 4. "I don't think men are pigs. I think women just misinterpret their actions." Pointing out the differences between the sexes has become the bedrock of Becker's act. "I used to think men and women were just alike," Becker says.
October 21, 1999
Theater: "Defending the Caveman," Rob Becker's one-man comedic look at men and women, closes Sunday at the Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Today and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 and 7 p.m. $27.50 to $44.50. (213) 365-3500. Harold Gould headlines "Visiting Mr.
September 30, 1999
* Pop Music. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival features performances by Beck, Chemical Brothers, Morrissey, Perry Farrell, John Spencer Blues Explosion and Spiritualized on Oct. 9 and Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Ben Harper, Pavement, Cibo Matto and Money Mark on Oct. 10. Empire Polo Field, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio. $50 per day. (213) 365-6300, (714) 703-2525. * Theater. The new, critically acclaimed London production of "Amadeus" opens Oct. 10 at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N.
August 7, 1998 |
"It's great to be back here, even though I've never been here," said Jerry Seinfeld minutes into his Broadway stand-up debut, "I'm Telling You for the Last Time." Despite the self-kidding words, Seinfeld cozied up so confidently to Wednesday's opening-night audience that it seemed as if he had played these streets before. The Broadhurst Theatre, at least, was thick with an air of deja vu.