The Clermont Performing Arts Center is proud to announce our popular, signature matinee series, “You Are There, Too!” hosted by Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Charlie Grinker, is returning for a second season with eight, all new specials.
“The Joys of Laughter: Favorite Moments of the Stars”
Our “You Are There, Too!” producer, interviewer, and host Charlie Grinker has created television specials and series with many of America’s favorite comedians and comedy writers. Grinker began his Emmy Award-winning career with NBC’s “Your Show of Shows,” working with comedy legends Neil Simon, Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, and Carl Reiner. He then joined the production team of the somewhat primitive first “Tonight” show with Steve Allen, who was the star and also did the commercials.
Grinker has since worked with and collected highlights of the works of funny men Bob Hope, Steve Martin, Jackie Gleason, Flip Wilson, Paul Winchell, Dick Gregory, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Andy Kaufman, and several very funny surprise performers including Orson Welles. They all take part in Favorite Moments With the Stars, a delightful mix of comedy’s classic moments blended with the personal memories of the stars.