Get to Know: Steve Solomon, Creator and Star of CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT
Comedian Steve Solomon returns to Charlotte on Oct. 21 with his latest project, “CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT … the therapy continues.”
Solomon is the creator and star of the three-time award-winning, critically acclaimed show: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” and the follow-up hits “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m STILL in Therapy” and “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m HOME for the Holidays.”
The laugh-packed, one-man comedy show will run through Oct. 26 at Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets begin at $20. Click here to get yours today (check out the special offer below!).
“CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT is the best of the best mixed with brand new material,” says Solomon. “Audiences always requested their favorite parts, so we put them together for this new show.”
Solomon bases his show on his real-life family and neighbors that he met in the melting pot of Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. He believes his comedy appeals to all ages because whether you’re 19 or 59, you likely know someone who should be wearing a hearing aid but isn’t. More than a million people have seen his shows.
CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT is set in the attic of his parents’ home in Sheepshead Bay. He’s moving them to a group home. It’s a bittersweet experience that many audience members have had. But Solomon promises that you’ll be laughing so hard that you’ll forget the heart pangs.
Solomon, a former physics teacher and school superintendent, brings to life 20 or more characters with different voices and dialects. He also ad-libs about 10 percent of the show. “People remark that they love seeing me laugh at my jokes,” he says. “Most of the time, I’m laughing because it’s the first time I’m hearing the jokes, too.”
The actor-writer avoids writing politics into the material and embraces that his shows are politically incorrect. The one piece of advice he has for anyone coming to the show? “Go to the bathroom before you take your seat,” he says. Be prepared for your sides and face to hurt from laughing.
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