'The King of Kings and I'

THEATER

October 28, 1999|By J. Wynn Rousuck

"If I wasn't gay, I'd be just one more Jewish comic with glasses," Jaffe Cohen has said. Formerly with Funny Gay Males, the three-man group that set a box office record at the Theatre Project in 1992, Cohen returns to the Preston Street theater tonight for a two-week engagement of his autobiographical solo show, "The King of Kings and I."

Born in Brooklyn, Cohen moved with his family to a largely Catholic neighborhood on Long Island. His show relates his temporary infatuation with Christianity and his early anxieties over his homosexuality. The performer, who has been described as a cross between Dana Carvey and Joan Rivers, has appeared in two movies -- "We're Funny That Way" and James Brooks' "As Good As It Gets" -- since his last visit to Baltimore.

Show times at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Nov. 6. Tickets are $15. Call 410-752-8558.

Pub Date: 10/28/99

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