Munster native Kevin Burke will star in Defending the Caveman, the longest running solo play in Broadway history. It has won the hearts of over eight million people worldwide in more than 16 different languages. Burke, on break from his hit, sold-out run of Defending the Caveman at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas, will be performing this engagement specifically for his hometown audience before returning to Las Vegas. Defending the Caveman, a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, is an international hit with productions in 30 countries, including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden and Germany. Comedian Rob Becker wrote Defending the Caveman over a three-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology. This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes played for two years on Broadway and is full of hilarious scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women. With hilarious insights on contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zone, Defending the Caveman addresses the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone.
A graduate of Munster High School, Kevin Burke was recently honored as the "2008 Entertainer of the Year" at the fifth annual Meatball Awards. The Meatball Awards recognize talented entertainers, members of the press, chefs, sommeliers, entrepreneurs and many others who have helped make Las Vegas into the entertainment capital of the world. Burke has been starring in the Broadway tour of Defending the Caveman to critical acclaim since 2003. Burke has been featured on OPRAH, THE CBS MORNING NEWS, NPR's TALK OF THE NATION, THE DR. LAURA BERMAN SHOW on XM Satellite Radio, NBC-TV's FRIDAY NIGHT, and ABC-TV's AMERICA'S FUNNIEST PEOPLE which awarded Burke its grand prize. Burke is one of the founding actors of the famed IMPROV OLYMPICS, and has starred in stage productions of Man of La Manc