Defending the Caveman, inside The Improv Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas and the longest-running solo play in Broadway history, honored Kevin Burke, the show’s lead caveman of 10 years on Monday, May 13 with a special sendoff (Pictured: Kevin Burke, Defending The Caveman’s lead caveman for the past 10 years hands over the caveman spear to his successor Chris Allen – Photo courtesy of Defending the Caveman). Kevin Burke turned over the ceremonial spear to his successor, Chris Allen, after his final full-time performance in the Las Vegas run of the show. See more…..
Kevin Burke has been soloing in this play for 10 years or more and it shows. His delivery is real and his connection to his audience is deep. More than a show, “Defending The Caveman” is like sharing a beer with your brother-in-law in his man cave. Man to man you can talk about women and scratch your loins without reproach. Read more…….
It´s official. Our Caveman Kevin Burke is now a Guinness World Record holder for the most theatrical performances in 50 days in Las Vegas 2013. ****Congratulations Kevin !****
Barring any last-minute problems, “Defending the Caveman” actor Kevin Burke will claim a unique Guinness World Record tonight. He will chalk up 60 consecutive show performances, beating the previous Guinness Record of 50 in Britain that ended Dec. 7 — but Kevin also did it with a solo performance. And that could earn another Guinness World Record. Read more……
As it turned out – I had another life changing experience. Defending the Caveman is hilariously funny. I think if you read reviews on it, the hilarity is what people report. It’s what people talk about. The humor is probably what makes the show so popular.
And this is ttq, here. Funny is fine, but I live life on a deeper level. Intensity is my moniker. Not because I ask for it, or even want it, I just see INTO the world, rather than around it. And this play…WOW. See more…….
The character Venable plays is Everyman, and Venable is every man who celebrates, along with the French, ‘vive la différence!’ He shows tenderness towards the female as she talks through her life while her male partner silently observes. And in doing so, Venable makes the key visible. Laughter is that key and the audience laughs at him, with him and at themselves as well. That’s because the battle between the sexes is about a naturally funny situation that can easily turn tragic when couples do not recognize one another with grace. “Defending the Caveman” is the perfect show for couples and a great treat for Valentine ’s Day. That is not to say that only couples enjoy the show. A son can better understand a mother and a father can better understand a daughter. A boss can better understand an employee, and an Oklahoman can better understand a Texan. Above all, a lover can understand and appreciate a lover. See more……
“Defending the Caveman” is a comedic one-man play written by Rob Becker about the misunderstandings between men and women and the way they relate to one another. It is the longest-running one-man play in the history of Broadway.
“It’s a one-man show that humorously explores the differences between men and women. We kind of get our instincts from the jobs that we had in cave man days,” Tedder said. “Back then, men were hunters and women were gatherers. What the show puts forth is that we’ve held on to those two roles, those two instincts. Men and women see the world differently and that often leads to a lot of conflict.” Read more…….
Producer Dennis Babcock has reassumed management of the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis. Babcock’s company, The Daniel Group LLC, holds rights to “Triple Espresso,” which ran for many years in the Nicollet Avenue playhouse, and also to Bob Stromberg’s solo show, “Mr. Wonder Boy.” The Daniel Group is reopening the theater on Sept. 27 with a three-week engagement of “Defending the Caveman,”a piece that was very successful for California actor Rob Becker. Actor Paul Perroni will perform the Music Box show. After “Caveman,” Babcock will bring back “Triple Espresso” for a holiday run, Nov. 20-Jan. 6. The show, created by Stromberg, Michael Pearce Donley and Bill Arnold, was a phenomenon as it took off in the late 1990s and the 2000s. It used each man’s talents to construct a story about a comedy trio that reunites after years of estrangement. “Espresso” had a run of many years, then went away, and has been done during the holidays the past few years. See more……..