My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy, comes to Lakewood Cultural Center
In its 10th year of touring nationally, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy returns to the Lakewood Cultural Center 470 S. Allison Parkway, August 3 – 20, 2023.
This hilarious and heartfelt one-person comedy tells the story of actor/comedian, Brad Zimmerman, who worked as a waiter for nearly three decades in pursuit of his acting dream, and his parents who suffered through it. My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is a play about the perseverance and passion required to “make it” as an artist and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up! One-part standup, one-part theatrical, and all parts uproarious, the show has garnered rave reviews from all over the country. “Delicious… great comedy!” – NY Times. “You’ll laugh your tuchas off!” – Huffington Post.
Zimmerman spent 29 years “temporarily” waiting tables in New York, all the while chasing a career in acting and comedy, much to the consternation of his parents! In My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy, he delves into the trials and tribulations of being a waiter, who is not particularly invested in servitude and with little tolerance for persnickety diners. He also tells stories about the pursuit of his passion, along with tales about childhood, family, and his misbegotten love life. Combining his years of training as an actor with his innate comedic talent, the storytelling is executed with warmth, wit, self-deprecating humor, and wicked charm.
Zimmerman has been the opening act for several well-known entertainers, including George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Julio Iglesias, and Joan Rivers for 8 years who said, “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling, and Brad Zimmerman.”
For more information about My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy, visit www.mysonthewaiter.com
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy
Written and performed by Brad Zimmerman
August 3 – 20, 2023 – see website for times
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood CO 80226
Tickets are $45-$65
Box Office: 303-987-7845 or online