The Hamptons are racing to its/their Labor Day season finale, with plenty of Bentleys and Maseratis rolling up and down Rte 27 Montauk Highway, and just enough names to keep things interesting.
On Monday night, the brilliant comedian Robert Klein sold out the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor with his one-man show. Klein’s timing is laser sharp, his political jokes were tailored to the local liberal crowd, and he did not disappoint. He now starts his show with a hilarious song for Barack Obama, warning him to keep his you-know-what in his pants lest he become a Bill Clinton and let a whole generation topple. Later, he goes through his recent screen credits, listing roles playing dad to a bunch of sexy actresses. “I’m human, you know,” he laughs, recounting Jennifer Tilly pounding on his chest, her ample bosom heaving has he lay on the ground. Klein returns to Bay Street for a fundraiser on Sept. 12 with his “They’re Playing Our Song” collaborators Lucie Arnaz and Marvin Hamlisch.
Last night, Candice Bergen introduced her late husband Louis Malle’s masterpiece, “Au Revoir Les Enfants,” at East Hampton’s Guild Hall. She brought their now grown daughter Chloe. Alan Alda and Bob Balaban were among the heavies in the audience. If you’ve never seen this film, rent it immediately. How we all miss Louis Malle. He was a genius, and a wonderful fellow.
And the taquitos are still flowing at the tiny Blue Parrot in East Hampton, where owners Jon Bon Jovi and Ronald Perelman put in appearances. It only seats 54 and is jammed every single night. Luckily the prices are still relatively normal for Mexican food, and not in keeping with the insanity on Main Street where the local shops now include Tiffany, Pucci and J Crew. This weekend there’s a Ferrari rally down near Georgica Beach.