TV’s Comedy Classics Creators

The Clermont Performing Arts Center is proud to announce our popular, signature matinee series, “You Are There, Too!” hosted by Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Charlie Grinker, is returning for a second season with eight, all new specials.

Grinker will once again bring his charm, rare videos and spellbinding anecdotes drawn from over 60 years in New York City interviewing some of the biggest celebrities of our time.


TV’s Comedy Classics Creators


Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Charlie Grinker worked with some of the biggest comedy giants since the dawn of television.

Recently, ABC produced live episodes of the iconic sitcoms “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” Co-hosting the special was Norman Lear, a talented man known for being brilliant and brave. Before breaking new ground in TV, Lear was a World War II hero who flew 52 combat missions.

Grinker worked with Lear and other comedy giants, including Steve Allen, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Milton Berle. Grinker pulls back the curtain to share anecdotes about them and the creators of TV classics like “Saturday Night Live,” “The Carol Burnett Show” and the first “Tonight Show.