Steve Solomon

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Comedian Steve Solomon on his show From Brooklyn to Broadway in Only 50 Years, playing the Eisemann Center this weekend.

published Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Steve Solomon

Richardson — Comedians that heavily rely on voices and impressions sometimes don’t have much else in their comedic arsenal; I’m not saying Frank Caliendo or Jim Breuer and not capable of good jokes that don’t rely on impressions, but that’s not what they’re famous for.

That’s what’s refreshing about Steve Solomon, whose one-man play From Brooklyn to Broadway in ONLY 50 Years comes to the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson for three performances, Nov. 16-17. His impressions are beyond reproach, but also, his jokes are funny.

Solomon started writing what he calls “real jokes”—not just banter with your friends—at an early age. “I would write and send jokes to famous comedians and I would be so excited to be them on TV, I didn't realize you could get paid,” says Solomon.

At some point, however, he did realize that, and hit the road starting in 2000. His crowning achievement, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m In Therapy, gives you a good idea about his subject matter.

So does what he told me about his From Brooklyn… show in terms of a setting.

"The scene is a very millennial-type café called the Unshaven Bean: a free range coffee and vegan tapas bar.” He went on to describe a place of man buns and modern confusion.

As is his wont, Solomon will hit hard his impressions of relatives, friends, and acquaintances. Does he have a favorite voice to do? "I do about 20 characters in the show. My favorite is Sophie the smoker. She makes Louis Armstrong sound like a soprano."

Solomon loves the Eisemann Center (“I really love the crowds there. They are wonderful people. They come to have fun.") and that bodes well for a great show, one that a patron shouldn’t feel like they have to be of a certain age, demographic, or religious upbringing to appreciate.

"People identify with my shows. People identify with my characters. It's one of the longest-running one-man shows. You don't have to be Jewish, you don't have to Italian."

You just have to like to laugh. Thanks For Reading

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Wisecracker as Solomon
Comedian Steve Solomon on his show From Brooklyn to Broadway in Only 50 Years, playing the Eisemann Center this weekend.
by Kevin Beane

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