January 18, 2011

Coming Soon: Cocktails with Larry Miller

An accomplished comedian, actor and writer, Larry Miller nevertheless appears to have made a career out of playing "that guy." You know "that guy." It's one of those actors that you instantly recognize, but are unable (or unwilling) to remember his name.

Over the past two decades, Miller has placed his stamp on dozens of films and television shows, all the while imprinting his face into the collective consciousness of America. Usually remembered from an episode of "Seinfeld" as a doorman who vexes Jerry, he has also had small roles on "Dream On," "Mad About You," "Dilbert," "8 Simple Rules," 3rd Rock from The Sun," "Monk," "Boston Legal" and even "Law & Order."

In addition to TV, Miller has also translated success onto the big screen in numerous small roles as a character actor. He had memorable roles in Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, both directed by Garry Marshall. Larry also played more obnoxious characters in Necessary Roughness and The Nutty Professor films with Eddie Murphy. Personally, I've always enjoyed his appearances in Christopher Guest's mockumentary comedies Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Gifted with his unique brand of wit, Miller is perfectly at ease in those showcases of dry humor.

Soon, Miller will bring his one-man show to The Paramount Theatre. Entitled "Cocktails with Larry Miller," he promises to divulge his comic perspective about Marriage, Children & Drinking...and how each one leads to the other two. An interesting mix, but it does sound like a recipe for a good time.

It promises to be a very funny evening for his "cocktails." Larry will provide the ingredients and the shaker; all we need to bring is a appetite for humor and let him do the rest. He's certain to mix his signature brand of wit and humor, and then serve it dry.

Here's a taste of what the cocktail hour will bring. Consider this a little sip.

Thirsty for more? Then come and see who Jerry Seinfeld says "is, was, and always will be the funniest guy I know."

"Cocktails with Larry Miller" will be served at The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, January 27th, at 8:00 p.m.