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Saturday, January 24 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
An Evening with Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, 20th Anniversary Show with Jon Benjamin, Tom Snyder and patients Ron Funches, Pete Holmes, Morgan Murphy and Emo Philips (SOLD OUT)

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Dr. Katz Live is a stage variation of the animated show, "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist," created by Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder for Comedy Central. It premiered twenty years ago in May of 1995, earning the network its first Emmy and Peabody awards and introducing the term “squigglevision” to the English language. The show has rightfully gone on to become a cult classic.

The live version (much like the cartoon version) of Dr. Katz, brings well-known standups to the good doctor’s couch, using the quirks and idiosyncrasies of their comedy acts to analyze their various conflicted issues. The stage version also finds Dr. Katz in therapy with his own shrink, Dr. Snyder. H. Jon Benjamin revives his role as Dr. Katz’s son, Ben. Guest patients for this special anniversary celebration include Ron Funches, Pete Holmes, Morgan Murphy and Emo Philips. $35 All Ages

Due to a personal matter, Andy Kindler will no longer be appearing. Emo Philips has been added.

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Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials... Read More →
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Jon Benjamin

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, H. Jon Benjamin has garnered an extensive list of credits as a writer, producer and actor in some of television’s most entertaining series. | Benjamin plays the title character on two series. He is the voice of “Sterling Archer” in FX’s animated hit "Archer," which gave him a 2010 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. Benjamin is also the voice behind “Bob... Read More →
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Jonathan Katz

I started doing standup in 1981, when there weren’t so many jokes. I quickly learned that my comedy wasn’t for everybody, it was for everybody else. The Improv in New York City was my first home. There, being funny onstage was important, but even more so was being funny at the bar with the other comics. In the early days, some of the comedians had a standing bet on how long I’d last on stage. No one guessed it would be... Read More →
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Morgan Murphy

Morgan started making a name for herself on the LA comedy scene while still a student at Loyola Marymount University. Shortly after she graduated, she appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Last Call w/ Carson Daly." While still in college, she wrote on the sketch pilot "The Offensive Show" created by BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman and after graduating was a staff writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." She currently writes... Read More →
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Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes wrote this bio himself. Pete was the host of the Conan O'Brien companion talk show "The Pete Holmes Show," has multiple Comedy Central specials and albums, has written for several television shows and has had his cartoons published in the New Yorker. His favorite food is lettuce and one of his comedy heroes is Ray Romano.
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. | | His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s... Read More →
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Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder began his career as a singer and songwriter with Capitol Records in 1970, after which he started Tom Snyder Productions, a software company in Cambridge, MA that is still in business today. Next, he founded Soup2Nuts, an animation production studio for which he created and wrote the Emmy and Peabody award-winning "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist" (Comedy Central). Also from Soup2Nuts came "Science Court" (ABC) and "Home Movies... Read More →



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