Comedic legend Buddy Hackett brought to life in ‘My Buddy’

The show starring Sandy Hackett comes to Bristol Riverside Theatre June 28–30

The Times

Legendary comedian Buddy Hackett is brought to life in My Buddy, a live musical, theatrical production, told by the person closest to him — his son Sandy Hackett. It runs June 28–30 at Bristol Riverside Theatre.

Directed by Lisa Dawn Miller, My Buddy takes the audience on a journey that explores the deep bond between a father and son. Sharing person anecdotes, Sandy captures the nuances of his father’s comedic style as he reminisces about a lifetime together. This includes the 10 years they spent touring the road, sharing stories and memories from the beginning days of Buddy’s career, to his skyrocketing success as a movie star and nightclub entertainer, to being the most sought after comedian of his day, to his rule-breaking, fearless truth, which broke barriers and paved the way for today’s comedians.

My Buddy reveals never-before-heard stories about Buddy holding court with some of his friends — Johnny Carson, George Burns, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Bob Newhart, Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Sid Caesar, Woody Allen, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Alan King, Mickey Rooney, Harvey Korman and countless more.

Performances are Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the box office at 215–785–0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol.