Richard Lewis loves stand-up. His current crisscrossing of the country is “The Tracks of My Fears Tour.” It’s flung him from Washington to Chicago, Texas, New York and now on to Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, Los Angeles, Fl. an east coast run and more through 2013. The so-called “Prince of Pain” is still excited by live performance.
In referring to his stand-up he notes–“I go on a long tour, make people happy that they’re not me, and go home.” This was also recently reflected by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune “To this day, [Lenny] Bruce’s foremost heir — comedian Richard Lewis — conveys the lightning energy of a solo by bebop icon Charlie Parker.”
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’. Lewis’ neuroses have become a part of our vernacular with “I had a date from Hell!” In 2006, he finally got his due when Yale’s Book of Quotations attributed the now-common phrase, “the [blank] from hell” to him.
He’s loved having been a part of HBO’s eight seasons of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, alongside his longtime friend, Larry David. The free-wheeling spirit of the show fit like a glove. He’s been in a broad spectrum of films, ranging from the cult-classic mocumentary, “Diary of a Young Comic”, on to “Leaving Las Vegas” and the critically acclaimed indie, “Drunks”.
Showtime’s: Fri. 7:30 PM & 10:00PM / Sat. 7:00PM & 9:30PM / Sun. 7:00PM Tickets: $25