Comedian Jonathan Katz to Begin Residency at ImprovBoston on 6/29
End the month with a great night of comedy as veteran comedian Jonathan Katz (Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist) begins a monthly Sunday residency at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA. His live one man show Hey We're Back with Jonathan Katz showcases special guests and premieres Sunday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Katz's show will feature standup, live music, animated clips and special high profile guests from the worlds of comedy and music. The first show will include comedian B.J. Novak via satellite. Also appearing will be local comedian Ken Reid and musical guest, indie favorite Parks.
Perhaps best known for his work on Comedy Central's Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, actor, writer, producer, Katz's career in comedy began years before the inception of Dr. Katz. As the front man and composer of the band Katz and Jammers (1980-1981), Katz noticed that when he sang people talked but when he talked the audience tuned in and would occasionally laugh at the things he said. In 1984, the producer of The Late Show with David Letterman asked Katz if he would be willing to put his guitar aside and make an appearance on the show. Subsequently, he has made nine appearances with Letterman, two with Johnny Carson, seven with Conan O'Brien and has headlined clubs all over the country.
"Cambridge might be the only city in America where you can walk into a children's bookstore and find a self-help section. Last week I bought a book for five year olds named "Learning To Tie My Inner Shoe," says Katz.
Katz still works as a standup, but even more often he lends his voice to animated projects. He continues working with his longtime friend and collaborator Tom Snyder and his friend and first "patient," Bill Braudis. Later this year, he will be publishing a book titled "The Home For Unfortunate Animals," written by Katz and friend and collaborator since college, playwright David Mamet.
Find tickets online at improvboston.com