Century Village welcomes back Gabe Kaplan, the star of Welcome Back, Kotter in a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy that includes a special performance by Rachel Kaplan, his daughter.
Gabe started his career as a stand-up comedian criss-crossing the country and appearing in nightclubs and on television shows like The Tonight Show. Growing up in Brooklyn, he decided to create a situation comedy based on his high school class and the characters that were there with him. He made himself a wise-cracking teacher and Welcome Back, Kotter was born. After six weeks on the air, the sitcom became a huge hit and made it into the top ten shows for four seasons. When Kotter ended, Gabe went on to star in three feature films while continuing to perform in Las Vegas. He also starred in the national touring company of Doubles as well as in a very-well received HBO special. As if his comedy career wasn’t enough, he also became a champion poker player, having won the Super Bowl of Poker two times!
Rachel Kaplan joins her dad in this fun-filled evening. Rachel, a singer whose voice has been described as a fantastic mix of smooth soul and powerful jazz blended together, has a sense of humor almost as good as the music itself. You won’t want to miss this fabulous evening of superb entertainment!