Seven-time Emmy Award-winner and feisty octogenarian, Ed Asner comes to the MATCH with his new one man show, A Man and His Prostate.Based on the travails of Asner's good friend Ed. Weinberger who has his own slew of Emmys for work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Taxi”, “The Cosby Show” and others, Prostate tells the real-life story of Weinberger becoming ill while vacationing in Italy. Weinberger's journey to discover his inner self, both literally and figuratively, is masterfully transformed into a poignant monologue perfectly portrayed by Asner as he visits the hospital in preparation for a surgery he needs, but doesn't want.
Don't be misled though. This is no serious downer about the perils of the prostate. “It's mostly jokes all the way, or building up to a joke,” Asner said. “But we do get to that little section where I talk about the celebrities who have died - it's a long list of celebrities- and I make the serious point that, every 16 minutes, a man dies of prostate cancer in the United States. "
Asner has been making people laugh for decades. First as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and then as Lou himself in the short-lived “Lou Grant.” Please join us as we welcome this TV legend and all-around good guy to Matchbox 4 on July 19 for A Man and His Prostate. It's a rare opportunity you might not get again.