Press representatives for 54 Below announced that Shaiman is ill and unable to perform and that a new date will be announced soon.
Patrons who purchased tickets for the Oct. 17 event can exchange their tickets for another upcoming performance at 54 Below or receive a full refund.
Here's how the evening is billed: "Before 'The Tonight Show,' before 'Saturday Night Live,' before 'Your Show of Shows' and 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' variety shows played live in venues across America. Matching the humor, quick pace, and familiar faces of a televised variety show with the intimate, underground feel of a supper club, The 54 Below Show brings the live variety show back to its roots with an only-in-New York experience not to be missed."
Shaiman will kick off the evening and introduce each guest. According to 54 Below, "With Marc at the piano, you never know who's going to stop by."
"I've gone through my phone book — from legendary performers to my mother — and who knows who will show up," Shaiman added, "but I assure you it will be entertaining." 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. The cover starts at $20 with a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information, visit 54Below.com.