Humor of the late 1970's could not be better typified than by Shelley Berman; dry, articulate, sarcastic and sometimes poignant. Filmed at the Playboy Club in Chicago and presented on HBO, he presents some of his best known routines such as, "The Department Store," "The Mechanical Heart," "Language Barrier" and "Little Embarrassing Moments," plus a moving tribute to his father. Best known today as Larry David's father on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Berman's comedic timing cannot be surpassed.
Comedian Shelley Berman spent his early career starring in improv performances in his native Chicago, but struck out alone in the late 1950s, building an impressive career for himself. Here, Berman is captured in a show at the Playboy Club from the 1970s, delivering a well-rehearsed set of gags that keeps his audience chuckling throughout.
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