Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ready for His Close Up: The Robert Verdi Show


Anyone familiar with television personality Robert Verdi knows that he is one of the fashion worldís most colorful characters. So, when the invitation arrived that read: "You donít have your own show, but I do. Bring your *** to my premiere," who could resist? Thus, on Monday night, an array of Verdiís friends, admirers and the just plain curious crowded into New Yorkís SVA Theatre to witness his foray into the world of reality TV. Verdi himself opened the evening with an entertaining monologue about how he arrived at this ambitious achievement.

The most refreshing thing about the Robert Verdi Show is that Verdi does not take himself too seriously. Whether it is his managerial style (he summons his staff by shouting "Bitches"), his sexual orientation (he dreams of creating a cereal called "Fruitier Loops"), or his beloved family members (he refers to his four nieces as, "number one, the second one, the blond, and the little one"); Verdi approaches everything tongue in cheek.

During the episodes that were screened at the premiere, Verdi delivered some genuinely funny material and most of the audience was in stitches throughout. No itís not rocket science, but in the murky waters that fill the gulf of reality TV, it is certainly worth a visit to Robert Verdiís wacky world.

The Robert Verdi Show, Wednesdays at 10PM (EST) on Logo TV
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-Rhonda Erb

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