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April 04, 1986 - Image 52

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-04-04

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Friday, April 4, 1986



7618 Woodward Ave.


Extends Its Quality To
Special Parties Up To 200

Specializing In: Bar Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s,
Showers, Anniversaries, Retirement
Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, Etc.

Special Appetizer Parties





From 100 to 400

We Can Assist Your Party Needs With
Everything From Hors d'Oeuvres and
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For More Information, Please Call


Your Host: Bill Mitchell
Your Hostess: Juanita

6665 HIGHLAND RD. (M-59), Across from Oakland-Pontiac Airport
Pontiac, Mich.


(Voted Detroit's No. 1 Sunday Brunch in Metropolitan Detroit
magaihe's readers pal, Nov. '84 issue.)

• White linen and silver service.
• Elegant ambience of the Kingsley dining rooms.
• No compromise is ever mode with quality or freshness.

.6 A dozzlin9, ever-changing array of breakfast, luncheon
and dinner favorites, and pastries from our own pastry
chef, too numerous to mention.
• Sane prices: only $8.95 for adults, $4.95for children oge
7, and under.



sides, John looks like a sad cir- look at each other with stage
said about entertainers in con- cus clown without his makeup antic
Bob Posch in concert with
cert . . . It's their entire ... Actually, he is a tall, hand-
John Cionca at Comedy Cros-
ballgame to win or lose ... and some professor of mathmetics at sing downstairs at Red Cedars
most of them thoroughly enjoy Wayne State University . . .
Friday and Saturday nights is
this challenge plus the inti- John's been with Bob about 14
pure clean enjoyment ... Two
macy that goes with presenta- years and the people love him.
tion of their talents. Bob's innocent barbs about young folks walking out saying,
This is especially so where various communities as he asks "We have to bring mom and
there is no disturbing chatter members of the audience where dad" .. .. and an elderly woman
and no clanging of dishes ... they are from draws laughter telling her husband, "It's So-and
Their audience is riveted only ... especially by his victims ... .so's birthday next week. She'll
onto the stage as it waits with He jokes, sings, and does clever love this show."
Bob and John are at Comedy
anticipation for the entertain- impressions ... all in a smooth-
Crossing through May 31 . . .
ment of begin.
Then "new daddy" Ron Coden
For customers at the Red around showmanship ... put-
(wife Renee gave birth to Kim-
Cedars, Telegraph and Nine ting him very high on the list
berly Casey) comes in for three
Mile, this is a main reason why among metropolitan Detroit's
months starting June 6.
Friday and Saturday night per- finest.
Upstairs, Sherry Juleff is
John still hasn't Rai! id ...
formances in its downstairs
pianist-songstress with soft mel-
Comedy Crossing ... with Bob and Bob's been telling some
low background melody niceties
Posch and Ron Coden sharing funny doozies while interspers-
Tuesday, through Saturday.
billing at varied intervals ... is ing strumming on his guitar.
It's so grand for customers to
Bob looks at John, raises his
almost always filled ... The
be greeted by people who enjoy
cover charges of $5 on Friday eyebrows and just shakes hi,
and $6 on Saturday are all head ... the audience roars .. . their work ... and show it ...
like Billie Knaggs, evening hos-
people need to pay ... There is His timing is perfect.
tess and Vince De Lorenzo, eve-
He asks a man in the audi-
no minimum, either ... How-
ning host ... both upstairs ...
ever,' if patrons would like, ence where the gent is from ...
Downstairs, Debbie Van Eaton,
cocktail waitresses are available and what he does for a living
to bring them beverages . . . ... The fellow says he retired a former dental hygenist, and
Kathy Heard, professional ac-
While upstairs, if desired, from Marathon Oil ... If there
tress, singer and TV commercial
dinner may be had before the 8 were drums on the stage, a
p.m. and 11 p.m. shows. rhythmic roll would be in order lass, are the eager-to-please hos-
But the presentation of Bob ... It's the perfect cue for Bob to tesses.
Jack and Lenore Freed, own-
Poach and Ron Coden sharing put on the Marathon cap• he's
ers of Red Cedars, are a happy
billing at varied intervals is the had since the 1960s ... Putting
couple ... in life away from
uppermost cause of Comedy his lower lip above the top one
work as well as at the nitery
Crossing reaching and some- and crossing his eyes, Bob draws
Their rustic restaurant upstairs
times surpassing its 178 seating more laughter from everyone
with its dark wood tones, red
capacity downstairs. but John, who just looks and
I was there last week ... and turns away with a very bored tablecloths and classic lanterns,
is a success story in itself.
after a delicious dinner of Bos- and disgusted look.
Downstairs, the Comedy Cros-
Then John gets up slowly to
ton Clam Chowder soup, heavy
sing has become a large atten-
on the clams, cold, crisp salad check the -microphone ...
tion grabber ... The Bob Poach
with both creamy and dry applause rings out as he says
Show and Ron Coden. Show in-
roquefort ... and a very tasty one work, "Test" ... and very
termingle to bring the best of
piece of broiled pickerel with somberly sits back down again.
comedy and song ... and people
nary a bone or sliver of burned But then the ice cracks and
skin on the botton ... it was after much prodding from the happily come back'for more.
CASA ARMANDO will open
showtime. audience, John agiTes to sing a
this month on Orchard Lake
There are few people in this duo with Bob ... Then a sad-
Road between 12 and 13 Mile
region as talented as Bob Posch, looking John sings "On The
. It's site of former Starboard
whose relaxed and diversified Road Again", with Bob coming
Tack, 'Darlin' Lilly's and Chef
style of entertaining folks brings in to perform a duo.
regulars from every area of De-
John still hasn't smiled ... Theodore.
troit and all suburbs ... plus Bob continues with his versatile
big bag of jokes and humorous original members of the years-
those living out of state.
As mentioned, all eyes are ri- banter ... He has the people in ago Lone Ranger cast on radio,
veted on the stage from that the palMs of his hands and they will re-create a portion ... as-
moment spotlights become are enthusiastic in their fun- sisted by Sonny Eliot ... May 8,
turned on ... Bob needs no loving. 8 p.m. when the Algonquin Club
Guess what? ... A faint has its annual dinner meeting
crowd warmup, to be sure, but
Comedy Crossing's concert con- glimmer of smile comes to at Detroit Press Club downtown.
cept includes a stand-up comic John's lips!
Bob's many character im- Park' Lions Club Concert for
prior to his introduction
During April it is Jeff Hobson, a pressions are drawing laughter Leader Dogs For The Blind,
talented young man whose clev- as they have for so many highly April 27, 4 p.m. at Royalty
erness and easy mannerisms are successful years. House of Warren. 13 Mile Rd.
attributes to enjoy ... His jocu-
John is still frowning ... and (old 13 Mile 'just east of Van
lar patter is interspersed with bored by it all ... That is, until. Dyke) ... will be a complete
Bob recalls an incident about night of comedy ... $25 includes
very entertaining magic.
Then Jeff introduces Bob him• at the the former Vine- dinner, open bar, dancing and
Posch, of which not too much yard's on Franklin and Nortl •-., performers Joey Van, Sheila
',can' be said that hasn't already , western in 1982 ... John mines: . Kaye, Roger & Roger, Tim Al-
. .. The true worth of this;
There's audience participation len, Danny Downs, John Cionca
classic entertainer is proven by. on. songs ... both off stage and and Bob Pasch ... No tickets
his ability to just sit on a stool, on stage ... A girl is brought up sold at door , .. Mail check or
look at the audience and smile to join them and play the tam- money order, plus name, address
This alone provokes much borine . . . She stands there and number of ticliets to ... Roy
laughter ... Mind you, now ... holding the tamborine seem- Cairns, 606 Cherry, Royal Oak,
Bob hasn't even said a word, ingly to play it ... Then she is Mi. 48073 .. . Make check or
given the sue and doesn't stop money order payable to High-
When he does, it might be
. Another gal up front goes to land Park Lions Club.
with a joke or jocular chatter the rest room and Bob says,
among folks down front in his "We'll wait for you as he steps AVE. Deli in New York is Abe
audience ... or double-taking on a button to turn off all the Lebewohl ... He's one of the few
with looks at his somber- lights.
restaurant men around who, if
looking, straight-faced bass
Bob and John duo with he gets a complaint from a cus-
guitarist, John Cionca ... With guitars ... sing ... duo with tomer, will call up and inquire
lips. curled down, slightly at the John on banjo ... and sometmes what went wrong.





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