Richard Lewis Performs at Comedy Works Landmark, 4/23 & 4/24

April 24
1:30 AM 2010

Richard Lewis Performs at Comedy Works Landmark, 4/23 & 4/24

Comedy Works is pleased to announce that Richard Lewis will perform at the
Comedy Works South in the Landmark Village:

Friday April 23 / 7:30 & 9:30 PM / $30.00

Saturday April 24 / 7:00 & 9:30 PM / $30.00

Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. His early career as a stand-up brought him to the top of his ranks and over time he broadened the scope of opportunities so others could share in his brilliantly warped world.

Lewis was ‘jazzed' about the seventh season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the series' pick-up into syndication. He is continuing his "Misery Loves Company Stand-Up Tour" and is also now developing his own dark ensemble comedy.

He wrote a memoir, "The Other Great Depression," whose first printing was in 2000. In the memoir he is as brave, insightful and forthcoming as he is in his comedy. He disrobes his substance abuse and recovery, skewing it his unique way. The book is a collection of fearless, essay style riffs featuring Lewis' dark stream-of-consciousness personal observations.
Curb's 6th season received an Emmy nomination for "Best Comedy Series." SAG nominatEd Lewis for his work in the ensemble category for his recurring guest star role, playing true-to-life as one of Larry David's closest friends in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the Seinfeld co-creator's hit HBO series. The show has garnered many awards to include over six Emmy nominations and high praise. Vanity Fair stated, "The supporting cast of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm is a murderer's row of stand-up comedians--Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, Richard Lewis, Cheryl Hines, Shelley Berman--cutting loose in character roles with killer instinct."

In live performance, Lewis is often compared to a jazz musician for his wild riffs that fly out into space but always find a way to float back into rhythm as they splatter recurring themes against a spiraling, lyrical backdrop.

Howard Reich reflected on his history with Lewis. "Nearly 20 years ago... I headed for Zanies and witnessed the most audacious comic wordsmith this side of Lenny Bruce: a young neurotic comedian named Richard Lewis. Ever since that revelatory evening I've followed Richard's ascent as perhaps the most gifted comedian of his generation."

Comedy Central has recognized Mr. Lewis as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time and he was charted on GQ Magazine's list of the '20th Century's Most Influential Humorists'. Philadelphia's City Paper says, "Indeed, he is the Jimi Hendrix of monologists, whose virtuoso free-form riffs on ex-girlfriends, family and other antagonistic denizens from hell are delivered in a mesmerizing, stream-of-consciousness frenzy, a piss-yourself-laughing assault on the senses. Not only is he one of the undisputed masters of postmodern comedy, but also to incurable, self-loathing neurotics he is a patron saint who deserves to be canonized".

Late night TV viewers and media junkies in general are familiar with his frequent guest appearances. He may hold title to having the most late night appearances, chalking up well over 100 appearances with Dave, Jay, Conan, Jon, Stern, Ferguson and Maher.

Advance tickets are available. Please call 720 274 6800 or purchase online at www.comedyworks.com

 

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