In 1975, Robert Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on the precedent-setting Home Box Office On Location series; he has since done seven one-man shows for HBO. His 1982 show, Robert Klein at Yale, has been added to the permanent collection of The Museum of Broadcasting.
1984's Robert Klein: Child of the '50s, Man of the '80s has been released as a home video by Thorn/Emi-HBO. Robert Klein on Broadway, taped at New York's Nederlander Theatre in 1986, is also available on home video.
In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Klein's first special, his sixth special It All Started Here, premiered in December 1995. Klein's seventh HBO special, Child in His 50s, premiered in December 2000 to rave reviews.
Klein recently completed his first book for Simon & Schuster, an affectionate coming-of-age memoir about growing up in the '50s and '60s before embarking on a show business career. In The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue, he recounts his journey - from an apartment in the Bronx to developing his talent in Chicago and the beginning of his show business stardom - in a way that is pure Robert Klein: witty, honest, self-questioning and always contagiously funny.