Before he was a big star, before he did "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" approximately one zillion times, David Brenner graced the small stage at Mister Kelly's nightclub on Rush. Between then (the early 70s) and now, the 76-year-old has played countless gigs (some in town), authored books, taped HBO standup specials and served as a pundit for major cable networks. Come March 3, for one gig only (as of now, anyway) he's back in town (ish) to play Zanies' newest comedy club in Rosemont. Tickets are a bit pricier than usual ($30), the showtime is earlier (6:30 p.m.) and we can't vouch for the quality of his current act (because we haven't seen it), but it's a swell chance to see this legend in action.
David Brenner at Zanies in Rosemont
Sunday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
MB Financial Plaza
5437 Park Place