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Saturday, October 01, 2016

Kevin Burke, "Defending The Caveman"


Twenty years ago, when I was doing mornings in Washington, DC, I met a comedian named Rob Becker, who had developed a one-man play called "Defending The Caveman." I saw him perform it at the Improv, invited him to guest on my show, and we became friends. I then watched happily as Rob took the show into bigger theaters around the country, and then to New York, where "Caveman" became the longest-running solo show in Broadway history.

Then Rob sold the rights to the show and let other people perform it, including Kevin Burke, who I saw perform it at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis about a dozen years ago. Kevin has now done "Caveman" more than anyone else — over 4,000 performances, including a long run in Vegas, where he was named Entertainer Of The Year several times.

Now he has returned to St. Louis for a four-week run of "Defending the Caveman" at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza, so he dropped by the studio for another conversation. Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!

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