Nick Ullett is an impressive actor with a full-bodied English accent that happens to be the real deal. His career has spanned the theatrical map: as a member of the '60s English comedy duo Hendra and Ullett; off and on Broadway; a commentator for NPR; and as a pirate in Steven Spielberg's Hook. His one-man show has been a work in progress since it debuted at New York's 13th Street Theatre 20 years ago. Now titled Dying Is Easy â¦ Comedy Is Hard , the show incorporates funny stuff, decidedly non-funny stuff, songs and slides as he recalls his coming to America, where he opened for Lenny Bruce and appeared seven times on The Ed Sullivan Show . He also tackled a pesky interference when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, eventually receiving a bone marrow transplant. Why should we care about him? He e-responds, "If this show means anything, it's that we can't just be visitors in this life that we're given. My life is no better or worse than anyone else's, but I'm prepared to stand up and say that being alive is not enough. You've got to be adventurous and all that entails is that you take an action. What action? That's up to you."
Mondays, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 27. Continues through Oct. 25, 2010