From celebrity tirades to drunken guests and inappropriate propositions, this intimate one-man show presents a hilarious evening of true inside stories, music and video clips about the funniest, most embarrassing and most outrageous backstage goings-on at a successful television talk show. Bill Boggs is a four-time Emmy Award-winning TV veteran who has hosted shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, FOOD NETWORK, and TRAVEL CHANNEL, talking to everyone from Frank Sinatra, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Martha Stewart to Jerry Lewis, Lou Reed and Miles Davis.
The first theatrical production dealing with the phenomenon of television talk shows, Talk Show Confidential has been performed around the world and has won raves from critics in print, radio and television.
The New York Post: “Filled with humor and warmth and something extra — a nourishing element of wisdom and insight that raises the reminiscences above the usual celebrity fare.”
Parade Magazine: “Seeing Talk Show Confidential is like going to a great dinner party with a host who is most entertaining and some of the world’s most famous guests.”
Bloomberg Radio: “A very funny show, entertaining stories, good video clips, very well paced.”
NY1: “The show is really funny, a real look behind the scenes of television.”
Talk Show Confidential was optioned together with Boggs’ novel, At First Sight, for a movie inspired by his life. He is also the author of Got What It Takes? Successful People Reveal How They Made It To The Top.
$20-$40 ($18-$38 Members)
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets available at GuildHall.org; Box Office; 631.324.4050; Theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111.
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available