To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelieveable Life of Brother Theodore
Premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 2008
Producer/Director: Jeff Sumerel
Editor/Co-Producer: Jeter Rhodes
He is considered one of the most significant links in the history of comedy, admired by such people as Woody Allen, Eric Bogosian, Penn & Teller, and Orson Welles.
His television appearances have spanned from Merv Griffin to David Letterman.
His long-running Off-Broadway show was hailed as “diabolical genius.”
He is Brother Theodore.
A former millionaire playboy in the late 1930s of Germany, Theodore endured the sobering loss of his entire family, his fortune, and his own identity, as a survivor of Dachau concentration camp.
Shipped to America humiliated and stunned, Theodore yearned to reclaim his high-status and wealth.
Continually haunted by his loss, and hindered as a displaced foreigner, he tapped “the power of despair” to re-invent himself, and created a distinguishing brand of dark, existential, philosophical humor to become one of America’s most respected humorists and monologists.