Stand-up comedian Robert Klein's Saturday night's performance in Elgin was postponed until April because the Second City alumnus couldn't make it out of New York because of the blizzard bearing down on the East coast.
Klein was scheduled to perform at Elgin Community College in a co-presentation with Congregation Kneseth Israel of Elgin, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary. Klein lives in the Hudson River Valley in New York.
The massive blizzard was expected to hit the eastern seaboard Friday night.
Airlines have canceled 3,775 flights in preparation for the storm, according to airline tracking website FlightAware. At New York City's three main airports, most domestic carriers planned to cease operations between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, resuming after noon on Saturday, FlightAware said.
"Robert Klein's management made all reasonable attempts to try to get him here early to avoid the storm but the increasing flight cancellations made this impossible," says Steve Duchrow, director of performing arts for ECC Arts Center, said in a news release.
Klein's show was rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21. The preshow dinner will be held at 5 p.m.
Patrons are being contacted by the ECC Arts Center regarding their ticket purchases. For information, call (847) 622-0300 or visit the box office at Elgin Community College, in Building H, at 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin.
For more information about the show visit elgin.edu.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.