At 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, comedienne Whoopi Goldberg will perform at The Long Center for the Performing Arts for an 80 minute set.
Whether you knew her as Sister Mary Clarence, Ted Danson’s temporary squeeze or the center square in Hollywood Squares, Whoopi Goldberg has came a long way from her funeral parlor days as Caryn Elaine Johnson, the corpse makeup artist.
Goldberg’s dreadlocks and wire-rimmed glasses became her trademark as she stormed into Hollywood in the 80s and early 90s with dramas and comedies such as The Color Purple, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Sister Act and Ghost. She later took many lead roles such as Edwina Franklin in Eddie and supporting roles such as Delilah Abraham in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, as well as lent her voice to animated films such as The Pagemaster and Captain Planet and The Planeteers. Whoopi is one of only four actresses who has won an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy award and now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a seat as a host on the talk show, The View.
Aside from all of her success as an actress and television personality, Goldberg has also been a part of Comic Relief USA since the late 80s to help raise funds for those in need such as the homeless. The events are typically televised via HBO and bring awareness to real-life problems concerning the homeless with standup and sketch comedy, speeches, live music and impressions. Goldberg has developed her skills by working with many improv groups such as Spontaneous Combustion, consequently making her one of the best.
Surely that résumé is enough to convince you to buy tickets or click ‘I like it’ on Do512 for your chance to win a FREE pair of tickets to this rare performance from one truly hilarious and talented entertainer.
- via Courtney Goforth