Comedian Steven Wright Kicks Off 92nd Season Of The State Theatre
An Academy Award-winning comedian will open up the 2018-2019 season at the State Theatre. Steven Wright, with his distinctly lethargic voice and deadpan delivery, kicks off the 92nd year of the historic venue on Friday, September 7th.
Show time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $29 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610.252.3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by 99.9 The Hawk.
Upon graduating from Emerson College and holding a bevy of odd jobs, Steven Wright attended an "open mike" audition and became a regular performer at Ding Ho's Comedy Club and Chinese Restaurant in Cambridge, MA.
It was during this time that Wright got his big break and was booked for his first "Tonight Show" appearance on Friday, August 6, 1982. The king of late night enjoyed the performance so much he invited Steven to appear again the following Thursday, a rarity on "The Tonight Show." His back-to-back appearances helped put his fledgling career into high gear. The comic soon found himself performing his off-beat routines on "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with David Letterman," and numerous trips back to "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson."
Wright expanded his comedy career to include comedy albums, film and television appearances. His 1985 debut album, I Have A Pony, earned him a Grammy nomination. In 1985, Steven starred in his first HBO Special "A Steven Wright Special." In 1989, Steven was honored with an Academy Award for Best Short Film for his film entitled "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings" in which he starred and co-wrote. In September of 1990, Steven starred in his second stand-up special for HBO called "Wicker Chairs and Gravity." The special included stand-up from The Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto and a short film shot on location in New York and New Jersey.
In June of 2013 Steven Wright received The Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award. The award is given each year to a celebrated comedian who has been influenced by Carson in some way and has left his or her own mark on the comedy world. In past years, award recipients have included Dick Cavett, Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner. Steven is a regular guest with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers and continues touring the U.S., Canada and overseas.
Tickets for Steven Wright are on sale now. Patrons looking to purchase are not subject to the members-only period for the rest of the 2018-19 season. Online purchasers can now choose the option to print their tickets at home, new to patrons for this season.
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