Steven Wright to Bring Laughs to bergenPAC This Fall
Steven Wright is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and an Oscar-winning film producer. He is known for his lethargic voice and deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical, and sometimes nonsense jokes, non sequiturs, anti-humor and one-liners with contrived situations.
Wright was ranked as the twenty-third greatest comedian by Comedy Central in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his 1988 short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings.
Wright's 1985 comedy album, I Have a Pony, received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The success of this album landed him an HBO special. In 2006 Wright produced his first stand-up special in 16 years, Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away, which aired on Comedy Central.
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the Box Office at (201) 227-1030. bergenPAC is located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631. Visit www.bergenpac.org for more information.
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area's cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC - the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, "hands-on" training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.