Photo courtesy of the Bedford Playhouse
Golden Globe-winning actor Chevy Chase and late-night-TV fixture Paul Shaffer will both be on hand at the Bedford Playhouse on January 24 for a very special screening of Caddyshack.
The evening event will include mini-golf, a raffle, and specialty cocktails prior to a screening of the comedy classic at 7:30, which will be followed by a Q&A with Chase moderated by Shaffer. An upstairs after-party following the Q&A will include complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres for ticket holders.
Starring Chase as star golfer Ty Webb, the 1980 comedy follows Webb’s beleaguered caddy, Danny (Michael O’Keefe), who works at an acclaimed golf course where greenskeeper Carl Spackler, played by Bill Murray, is going to war against a preternaturally clever gopher. Over the course of several days, a host of hilarious hijinks, proffered by mirthful mainstays like Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight, ensue.
For Shaffer, the special event marks a truly singular celebration for a very close friend. “It is an honor to be a part of a tribute to Chevy Chase, a friend of mine for more than half my lifetime,” says the 70-year-old Shaffer. “I look forward to sharing some of the most memorable moments of his career.”