S2 E5 | Melancholy Baby Pt. 2

The Wise Guys discuss their performance of “Melancholy Baby” by Danny Klein, the loss of libido and, with it, sexual identity.


Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright Daniel Klein; and actor Bob Lohbauer as they ruminate on the realities of later life.

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S2 E6 | I Think Therefore I Draw

Danny’s latest book hits the market and the wise guys chime in about the many ways to look at life in The Third Act.


Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright Daniel Klein; and actor Bob Lohbauer as they ruminate on the realities of later life.

View all past episodes on the Five Wise Guys YouTube channel here.

Five Wise Guys Official Trailer

If you have not yet seen the Third Act Project’s original TV series The Five Wise Guys, here’s a chance to check out the official trailer from Season 1. A group of really funny old guys schmooze about the ups and downs of life after youth. Now we’re in our second season and I’m so delighted to have these four other guys close to me and so dear in my life. There’s hardly a topic we don’t light upon and draw some meaning from. With Sam Bittman, Danny Klein, Jeff Kent, Matt Tannenbaum, and Bob Lohbauer.


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S2 E4 | Melancholy Baby | Part 1

Sam, Matt, and Jeff in Danny Klein’s “Melancholy Baby,” a short play in which three older men try to come to terms with their sexual identities. Directed by Wise Guy Bob Lohbauer, the play also features Casey McShane.


Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright Daniel Klein; and actor Bob Lohbauer as they ruminate on the realities of later life.

View all past episodes on the Five Wise Guys YouTube channel here.

e2 | In the Bookstore

On location at The Bookstore in Lenox, MA, the Wise Guys talk about the shortness of human memory… how quickly even famous people fade into oblivion. Danny sounds off on his pet peeves. Touching and funny by turns, the Wise Guys are in fine fettle.


Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright Daniel Klein; and actor Bob Lohbauer as they ruminate on the realities of later life.

View all past episodes on the Five Wise Guys YouTube channel here.

S2 E1 | “A Five-Letter Word Beginning with a ‘W'”

The Guys are back in a whole new way! We kick things off with a new play by Danny Klein performed by Jeff Kent and Bob Lohbauer and produced and directed by Sam Bittman. Enjoy this special episode of The Five Wise Guys!


Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright Daniel Klein; and actor Bob Lohbauer as they ruminate on the realities of later life.

View all past episodes on the Five Wise Guys YouTube channel here.

S1 E8 | Great Performances | Season Finale

As actors, the Wise Guys read from work that addresses issues of life in The Third Act. Bob reads the role of the Dutch orchestra maestro Mengelburg from Danny Klein’s play, Mengelburg and Mahler; Sam performs a speech from I’m Not Rappaport, by Herb Gardner; and Matt reads a poem by Buff Whitman-Bradley called “Third Cousins,” that speaks about pestering thoughts of mortality.

Listen to a reading of Matts poem from ep. 8 here:


Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright Daniel Klein; and actor Bob Lohbauer as they ruminate on the realities of later life.

View all past episodes on the Five Wise Guys YouTube channel here.

S1 E7 | Fathers & Sons

The guys share memories and conjectures about their fathers. Plus an hilariously adolescent recounting of boyhood relationships with stuffed animals.


Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright Daniel Klein; and actor Bob Lohbauer as they ruminate on the realities of later life.

View all past episodes on the Five Wise Guys YouTube channel here.