- $19 for one ticket to see Anchorman's David Koechner (up to $37.61 value)
- When: Friday, February 14, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Turner Hall Ballroom
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Anchorman's David Koechner
David Koechner's got one of those faces. An SNL vet and seasoned stand-up, Koechner and his recognizable mug have made appearances in more than 120 movies and television shows, including Thank You for Smoking and NBC's The Office (as foulmouthed bully Todd Packer). There's one role, however, that will probably get him interrupted in restaurants for the rest of his career: Champ Kind, the sportscaster for KVWN in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its 2013 sequel.
In his energetic, bluster-filled live sets, Koechner busts out the razor-sharp timing that have made his film performances and YouTube channel so memorable. The "Together Again" tour—stopping off at nine cities and lots of gas stations—won't stop at jokes and stories about Koechner's life as a father of five. It'll also find him disappearing into the many characters he's developed, such as carnival huckster Gerald “T-Bones” Tibbons.
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.