Bill Boggs Live at Boca Black Box Theater Jan. 25
By Skip Sheffield
Attention New Yorkers: Bill Boggs, who was part of your life from 1975 to 1987 on “Midday Live” on WNEW Channel 5, will be appearing for one night only at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Boca Black Box Theater, 8221 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton.
“Talk Show Confidential” is the name of the show. Boggs dishes the goods on the hundreds; nay thousands of celebrities he has interviewed live on television.
“I’m doing this show for fun,” said Boggs with his lady friend Jean Rothschild, who is part of the show. “I’m thinking this might be good for the condo communities down here.”
A native of Philadelphia, Boggs got his start in radio at the end of the “golden era.” His first TV talk show was “Southern Exposure” in 1972, High Point, North Carolina. Boggs discovered he had an affinity for connecting with people, great and small. The greats include Frank Sinatra Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Bowie, Martha Stewart, the Pope and Philippe Petit, the morning after he walked a tight rope between the World Trade Center towers.
“It’s almost a one-man play,” Boggs explains. “I deal with the crazy things that happened in my career.”
Boggs, who is an officer of the famed Friars Club in New York City, has a small part in the Robert De Niro movie “The Comedians” coming out Feb. 3.
“I’ve been in several movies just being myself,” he says. “De Niro plays an insult comic. I have only a couple of lines, but they are important. Cloris Leachman plays a woman who has a heart attack, and I am a first responder.”
Tickets for the Bill Boggs appearance are $30 and $40. Call 561-483-9036 or go to www.billboggs.com.