TheaterMania Logo

About this show

Kevin Burke, star of the Las Vegas hit Defending the Caveman, brings his one-man show chronicling his journey from standup comic in Indiana to 'Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year' to Theatre at the Center.

What Happens in Vegas... brings Las Vegas to hysterical life in the way only a true insider can. The hilarious tales also range from his meeting with his great-grandmother, Hettie Reilly, a notorious fraudulent Spiritualist Medium who taught Kevin the psychic con during the last years of her life, to his backstage look at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus as he describes his year as a clown with the Greatest Show on Earth.

A special, "SIN"Sational dinner event is featured prior to the Friday, June 10 performance from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the theater and can be added to any ticket for only $20 per person. The buffet menu includes Carved Roast Sirloin of Beef, Au Jus & Gravy, Duchess Potatoes, Italian Beans, Bowtie Pasta, Fettuccine Primavera, Fried Chicken, Blacken Tilapia, Salad Bar and Chocolate Fudge Cake.

A graduate of Munster High School, Burke was honored as the 2008 Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year. Burke has been starring in the Broadway tour of DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to critical acclaim since 2003. He 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 members of the famed IMPROV OLYMPICS. His own solo play BORN TO GOOF debuted at the Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis, and was the hit of the 2001 Chicago Comedy Festival.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Theatre at the Center, Chicago