Steven Alan Green performs his solo show I Eat People Like You For Dinner on February 27 and 28 at the Attic Theatre. His play recounts his life in show business “up until now.”
On September 8, 2002, Jerry Lewis collapsed backstage at the London Palladium at a comedy charity show benefiting a drug and alcohol charity launched by Princess Diana. The producer of that show is stand-up comedian Steven Alan Green. Now, over seven years later, there is a film in development with an Oscar ® winning producer, based on Steven’s life. Or is it merely his imagination?
Green’s tale includes a storybook childhood, growing up in Beverly Hills where casual encounters with Groucho Marx, Katharine Hepburn, James Cagney and others are so frequent as to be routine, family troubles and tragedies, as well as a successful career as a stand up comic and joke writer for the likes of Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall.
Frustrated with his modest success in L.A., Steven moved to London, England, where he finally found the kind of “respect for comedy” he always craved, as well as the recognition he felt he always deserved.
He also pursued a career as a producer, and planned shows to benefit Turning Point Scotland, a charity founded by the late Princess Diana to assist those in recovery.
A huge extravaganza is planned for the London Palladium, with fifteen comics, a top-ranked 18-piece orchestra, and all filmed for broadcast. It’s all meant to honor Steven’s childhood hero, international comedy icon Jerry Lewis.
Lewis, legendarily difficult, comes in with a long list of demands. Alternately chummy and antagonistic, at one point he tells Green “I eat people like you for breakfast!” and threatens not to show up. And, at the same time, Green finds out much the modern day British public has never even heard of Jerry Lewis. They thought he was bringing over Jerry LEE Lewis! Ultimately Lewis will appear, and he’ll pull a stunt that Green will never forget.
Green performs I Eat People Like You For Breakfast! 8 p.m. Saturday, February 27 and 11 a.m. Sunday, February 28. Admission is $20 and includes a breakfast snack of bagels, croissants, coffee and orange juice. Call 323-525-0661 or visit www.attictheatre.org.
Half-off admission is available for any patron who comes to the theater dressed up as Jerry Lewis!
Attic Theatre is located at 5429 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles.
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Photo by Joe Rosen.
For more information: www.attictheatre.org