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Cable Legend Robin Byrd to Host Weekly Live Adult Variety Show

NEW YORK CITY—Cable television legend Robin Byrd brings her bawdy program to life every Saturday night with The Robin Byrd Show Live! Performances begin Saturday, December 1 at The Cutting Room, Chris Noth's new Park Avenue venue. For the first time, Robin Byrd will host strippers, burlesque dancers, comedians, musicians, celebrities, novelty acts and other sexy performers live onstage.

The Robin Byrd Show began on Manhattan Cable in 1977, and has played continuously since then. The congenial host quickly became known for mixing x-rated strip shows and porn star interviews with motherly concern for her guests and her audience, frequently reminding late-night viewers to brush their teeth before bed. The Robin Byrd Show Live! follows a similar format, but adds in a plethora of talented and unique live performers to create a sexy live adult variety show.

"Generations of New Yorkers grew up with me and the girls and boys who appeared on The Robin Byrd Show," Byrd reminded. "But I never had a studio audience for the TV show. For the first time, everyone can come down to The Cutting Room and experience The Robin Byrd Show Live! It will be like you remember watching when you were in high school—with a few new twists and even more gorgeous dancers than we could fit in one TV show!"

In addition to her cable TV show, Robin Byrd is best known as one of the stars of the porn classic Debbie Does Dallas. Robin Byrd was adopted and raised in New York City; she has been searching but has never been able to identify her birth parents. After taking classes in marketing and advertising at Baruch College and School of Visual Arts, her adult entertainment career was launched when she was a finalist in the Ms All-Bare America contest. She went on to make numerous adult films in the late '70s and early '80s.

After guest-hosting on a leased access cable show called Hot Legs, she changed the name to The Robin Byrd Show in 1977. The show has aired continuously since. Each episode features Byrd in her trademark black crochet bikini and white fingernail polish, on a set with a large, heart-shaped neon sign that bears the name of the show. In addition to adult film stars, the show featured guest appearances from celebrities including Sandra Bernhard, Mark Kostabi and Michael Musto, among others. She has also been a relentless activist in the fight against AIDS. She has appeared in Hollywood movies (Life With Mikey starring Michael J. Fox), on stage (The Donkey Show) and on the small screen (VH1's I Love The '80s). The Robin Byrd Show was parodied on Saturday Night Live in a series of skits airing in 1997 and 1998 with Byrd being played by Cheri Oteri.

The Robin Byrd Show Live! takes place Saturdays at 10 PM beginning December 1 at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street (between Park and Madison—accessible from the #6 train at 33rd Street). Tickets are $20, with a $15 per person food/beverage minimum. For more information, click here.

For media and press requests, please email Ron Lasko or phone 212-505-1700 ext. 11.




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