The transition from trusted, beloved TV sitcom dad to late-night standup comedian can be an odd one for fans to adjust to. Think of the jaw-dropping moment when Bob Saget shed any remaining warm-and-fuzzy Danny Tanner-ness with the utterance of his first raunchy peen joke. But not all former TV dads/comedians go that route. Some stay in that relatable, safe terrain of family affairs, marital irritations, and the inevitabilities of getting older that made their TV characters so adored, like Paul Reiser. Eighties kids will remember Reiser as the sensible, straight half of My Two Dads — the classic sitcom where after a teenager’s mother dies she is sent to live with Mom’s two former boyfriends. Sure, since then, Reiser went on to several other amazing things, like the critically acclaimed Mad About You, The Paul Reiser Show, and most recently Married and the Amazon.com show Red Oaks as well as writing books on marriage and parenting. But for many, he will always be Michael Taylor.
Reiser will be at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts (2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs) at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets cost $43.46. Showtime is 8 p.m. Call 954-344-5990, or visit coralspringscenterforthearts.com.
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015