Robert Klein has a fondness for Philadelphia. The comedian performed HBO's first comedy special in 1975 at Haverford College, and has done bits about the Mummers throughout his career, which brings him Saturday to Sarcasm Comedy Club, at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza Hotel.
He'll soon be seen in "The Back-Up Plan," playing Jennifer Lopez's gynecologist. "I know it sounds like a bit, but it's true," Klein said by phone before launching into Spanish as J-Lo's husband, Marc Anthony, telling Klein to keep his hands where he could see them. Klein, 68, said he and J-Lo, both from the Bronx, got along well. It was Klein's first time playing a gynecologist. Usually he's somebody's father.
"I've played Sandra Bullock's father, Jennifer Tilly's father, Kyra Sedgwick's father in movies," Klein said. "When I worked with Sandra Bullock on 'Two Weeks Notice,' I tried flirting with her, until I caught myself and said 'What am I thinking?' I forget I'm a geezer until I pass a mirror."
Tickets for Klein at Sarcasm are $25, available at sarcasmcomedy.com or by calling 856-382-6253.
* Despite starting treatment tomorrow for throat cancer, 610 WIP's Big Daddy Graham, who is scheduled to open for Klein, tells his WIP colleague Steve Trevelise, Sarcasm's owner, that he still plans on working the show. And speaking of Big Daddy, WIP's Marc Farzetta will handle most of Graham's shifts while he has cancer treatments, says 610 WIP chief Marc Rayfield. "We fully support Big Daddy and pray for a speedy recovery," Rayfield said. We told you yesterday that Graham said doctors expect him to be out for at least two months.