Multitalented comedian, author, actress, and activist Whoopi Goldberg returns to the Kennedy Center for a night of stand-up comedy presented as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the Mark Twain Prize, which she won in 2001. Whoopi Goldberg has won numerous awards and received considerable acclaim for her work in film, television, theater, and recordings. She is equally well-known for her tireless humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse, and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities. Born and raised in New York City, Goldberg worked in theater and improvisation in San Diego and the Bay Area, where she performed with the Blake Street Hawkeyes theater troupe. It was there that she created the characters that became The Spook Show, which evolved into the hit Broadway show, Grammy® Award–winning album and HBO special Whoopi Goldberg, Direct from Broadway, that helped launch her career. Goldberg is a best-selling author, prolific producer and one of the few artists who have won an Emmy, Grammy®, Oscar, and Tony Award®. Recommended for mature audiences.
Date & Time
- October 13, 2017