Atlanta’s Farber brings comedy to Link playhouse
Some things never change.
This would include the hilarious comedy of Jerry Farber, Atlanta’s icon of stand up and self-billed “stud muffin.”
When he appears later this month at the new George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, it will mark yet another “gig” in a career spanning over 50 years. His unique style of hip piano finesse and warm-blooded humor has endeared him to fans over the years.
Best of all, he personalizes each performance, weaving his audience into each routine.
Fans have voted Farber one of the Top Five Celebrities in Atlanta in an Atlanta Constitution/WSB Radio Poll. He was also elected Entertainer of the Year by Atlanta Magazine three times in recent years.
He was featured in a short documentary about his life as an older comedian on the road. Jerry-atric: One Comic’s 77-Year Climb to the Top of the Bottom premiered at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival last year. From a talented family, Farber’s brother, Barry, a longstanding and well-known talk radio host, can be found in the National Radio Hall of Fame.
In great health and energetic, Jerry explains his use of supplements: “I take E, B, D and C,” he states matter of factly, “and then I take a green one, to direct all the traffic.” Hear the rimshot?
Whit Davies, artistic director for the playhouse, stated, “I met Jerry about 15 years ago when I booked him for a show in Dalton. The thing about Jerry is that he’s a fantastic talent and an even finer human being. He’s one of the most generous and kind people I’ve ever met.”
Farber has taught master classes and has been nurturing young talent all his life. One of several clubs he owned gave Jeff Foxworthy and Brett Butler the shot every young comedian needs.
Davies said, “When you talk to Jerry about a gig, he’s always looking for a way to help the up-and-coming comics and bring them along.”
In addition to appearing regularly at The Red Light Cafe and The Punchline, Farber tours extensively performing at other clubs, corporate events and reunions.
“The Comedy of Jerry Farber” will be Sept. 23. For tickets and information, visit GilmerArts.com or call 706-635-5605.
This performance is brought to you, in part, by the Gilmer Chamber and other fine sponsors.