Robin Byrd

Cable television legend Robin Byrd brings her bawdy program to life

every Saturday night with THE ROBIN BYRD SHOW LIVE! Performances begin

Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Cutting Room, Chris Noth's new Park Avenue venue.  For

the first time, Robin Byrd will host strippers, burlesque dancers,

comedians, musicians, celebrities, novelty acts and other sexy

performers live onstage.

 

The Robin Byrd Show began on Manhattan Cable in 1977, and has played

continuously since then.  The congenial host quickly became known for

mixing x-rated strip shows and porn star interviews with motherly

concern for her guests and her audience, frequently reminding

late-night viewers to brush their teeth before bed. THE ROBIN BYRD

SHOW LIVE! follows a similar format, but adds in a plethora of

talented and unique live performers to create a sexy live adult

variety show. “Generations of New Yorkers grew up with me and the

girls and boys who appeared on The Robin Byrd Show,” says Byrd.  “But

I never had a studio audience for the TV show.  For the first time,

everyone can come down to The Cutting Room and experience  THE ROBIN

BYRD SHOW LIVE!  It will be like you remember watching when you were

in high school – with a few new twists and even more gorgeous dancers

than we could fit in one TV show!”

 

In addition to her cable TV show, Robin Byrd is best known as one of

the stars of the porn classic 'Debbie Does Dallas.' Robin Byrd was

adopted and raised in New York City; she has been searching but has

never been able to identify her birth parents. After taking classes in

marketing and advertising at Baruch College and School of Visual Arts,

her adult entertainment career was launched when she was a finalist in

the 'Ms All Bare America' contest. She went on to make numerous adult

films in the late 70's and early 80's. After guest-hosting on a leased

access cable show called 'Hot Legs', she changed the name to 'The

Robin Byrd Show' in 1977. The show has aired continuously since. Each

episode features Byrd in her trademark black crochet bikini and white

fingernail polish, on a set with a large, heart-shaped neon sign that

bears the name of the show. In addition to adult film stars, the show

featured guest appearances from celebrities including Sandra Bernhard,

Mark Kostabi and Michael Musto, among others. She has also been a relentless activist in the fight against AIDS. She has appeared in Hollywood movies (Life With Mikey starring Michael J. Fox), on stage (The Donkey Show) and on the small screen (VH1's I Love The 80's). The Robin Byrd show was parodied on Saturday Night Live' in a series of skits airing in 1997 and 1998 with Byrd being played by Cheri Oteri.