The late stand-up comedian is the first to be honored with a show at the L.A. Live destination.
Legendary comic Rodney Dangerfield will be the subject of a new exhibit coming this fall to the Grammy Museum, located in downtown Los Angeles’ L.A. Live complex. The show is the museum’s first to focus on a comedian and will kick off its inaugural Comedy Month, taking place throughout November 2014.
Fans of the comedian are invited to attend the exhibit’s opening night celebration on Sunday, Nov. 2, where celebrity friends will toast Dangerfield’s life and career. Singer Michael Bolton has been tapped to host the event.
Among the artifacts on display will be the black suit and red tie he wore during every Tonight Show appearance, his Grammy Award for 1980 comedy album No Respect and the gopher puppet fromCaddyshack, on loan from producer Jon Peters. Pages and pages of Dangerfield’s handwritten jokes will also be on display.
Joan Dangerfield, the comedian’s widow — he died in 2004 at age 82 — who keeps several bottles of his sweat in her refrigerator, says she hopes fans will learn just how hard he worked to make them laugh.
“He was always writing,” she says. “Always thinking of something that might be funny, and working and reworking it to perfection.”
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