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Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7 pm

Richard Lewis' show at Landmark is being rescheduled for Spring 2019. Curb Your Enthusiasm has been nominated for an Emmy, and Richard will join the cast in LA for the awards telecast on September 17. When our new date is confirmed, current ticket holders will be notified directly and given first option to retain their seats. Anyone who can't make the new date will be given a full refund. General public sales will re-open once this process is completed.


Perhaps Mel Brooks put it best when he said, "Richard Lewis may just be the Franz Kafka of modern day comedy."

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. Over time and through a variety of mediums, he broadened his exposure and more and more came on board to appreciate his brilliantly warped world. In live performance he 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 of the Chicago Tribune recently noted, in a piece comparing comedy and jazz, "In Lenny Bruce's fantasy, celebrated writers would say: "This guy is the greatest jazz sound in the world - he's so hip, his name is Lenny Bruce.' "To this day, Bruce's foremost heir -- comedian Richard Lewis -- conveys the lightning energy of a solo by bebop icon Charlie Parker." A N.Y. Post article noted; "Richard Lewis built the strongest stand-up comedy career on a blazing trail of neuroses since Woody Allen."

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'.

A long-time cast member of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lewis is more than elated he'll be back for a ninth season! The eight season series had SAG nominate 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.

With scores of diverse guest acting appearances in TV series and films, the closest to his heart was his four year run in ABC's critically acclaimed series Anything But Love, co-starring with Jamie Lee Curtis. Diary of a Young Comic, now considered a cult classic film, in which he had the lead role and co-wrote, first aired on NBC. 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, Carson, Jay, Conan, Jon, Fallon and Stern.

Regarded by his peers as a 'comic's comic', Lewis' neuroses have become a part of our vernacular as in the now iconic, "I had a date from Hell!" He finally got his due when Yale's Book of Quotations attributed the now-common phrase, "the [blank] from hell" to Mr. Lewis in 2006 and in 2017, the historic NYC Friars Club named the Men's Room after him, leaving him, for once, speechless.


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