Robert Perlow discusses The Warmup Guy

Robert Perlow discusses <i>The Warmup Guy</i>

Robert Perlow


Mon., Oct. 24, 7 p.m. 2016

Location Info:

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069
Robert Perlow discusses his new book, The Warmup Guy. With a foreword by Alan Thicke, Perlow’s memoir looks back on his 30-plus years in showbiz, which began with stand-up and improv in Boston, where he was once roommates with a then-unknown Jay Leno. (Perlow was also a college professor, cruise ship director and tour guide). While working as a writer on Lavern & Shirley, Garry Marshall hand-picked him to warm up the crowd. Perlow would spend the rest of his career as a warm-up comic, trying to keep restless audiences engaged during hours of taping on sitcoms like Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Cheers, Growing Pains, Who’s the Boss?, Full House, Home Improvement and Friends, as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno during nearly its entire run.
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