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Richard Lewis

Richard Philip Lewis was born on June 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He went to Dwight Morrow High School (where John Travolta went a few years later). He graduated from Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in marketing and communications. He wrote an ad copy in New Jersey while also writing jokes for comedians such as Morty Gunty. He finally got the nerve to perform his own jokes in 1971 at New York's Improvisation and Pips. After appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1974, he continued to tour and hone his act with help from David Brenner and Robert Klein. His film Diary of a Young Comic (1977) aired in the Saturday Night Live (1975) time-slot. His work on cable "I'm in Pain" for Showtime in 1988, "I'm Exhausted" earned a nomination from American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Special (for HBO); "I'm Doomed" (HBO) won him a second Ace Nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. His "Magical Misery Tour" was filmed at New York's "Bottom Line" in December 1996. In December 1989, he performed to an SRO crowd at Carnegie Hall.

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Jun 29, 1947 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series American Masters 1986-06-22
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Curb Your Enthusiasm
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
The Green Room with Paul Provenza Unknown 2010
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
The Cleaner Unknown 2008-07-15
'Til Death Unknown 2006
The Drug Years Self 4 episodes, 2006 2006-06-12
Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
The Dead Zone Unknown 2002-06-16
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
V.I.P. Unknown 1998-09-26
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Unknown 1995-05-28
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22