Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m.
Academy Award-winner Steven Wright is an exemplary comedian that many others continually try to follow. Steven is a regular guest with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers and continues touring the U.S., Canada and overseas.
He got his big break when he 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. Steven’s 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.
Over the years, Steven expanded his comedy career to include GRAMMY nominated comedy albums (I Have a Pony and I Still Have A Pony), film and television appearances, HBO specials, even winning an Academy Award for Best Short Film, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings. He has also received The Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award, an annual award given 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.
Steven can be seen in numerous films including: Desperately Seeking Susan, Mike Meyers’ So I Married An Axe Murderer, Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, Nora Ephron’s Mixed Nuts, Jim Jarmusch’s, Coffee and Cigarettes, and the film, The Aristocrats.
In 1999, Steven wrote, directed and starred in the short film, One Soldier, airing on the Independent Film Channel. 2006 saw Steven premiering his hour-long Comedy Central special, When The Leaves Blow Away.
Recently Steven was nominated for an Emmy Award as a producer on the 2014 season of the hit FX series, Louie and continued as a producer for the 2015 season. Currently Steven can be seen in Louis CK’s critically-acclaimed new web series Horace and Pete.
Master of the deadpan delivery, with a one-liner wit that rivals Twain, Steven Wright has had—and continues to have—a long and distinguished career. Says Steven, “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.”
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