Date(s) - 01/24/2020
Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC)
“I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.”
Academy Award winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. Steven got his big break and was booked for his first “Tonight Show” appearance in 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.” His 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.”
Steven was honored as the first inductee into The Boston Comedy Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2009, Warner Bros. Records re-released Steven’s groundbreaking, Grammy nominated first CD, “I Have A Pony,” packaged with Steven’s first HBO special, “A Steven Wright Special” on DVD; part of Warner Bros. Records 50th anniversary celebration. In 2013 Steven received The Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award. 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. He guest starred in two episodes of Louie in 2015 and 2011 and can be seen in Louis CK’s critically-acclaimed new web series Horace and Pete. Steven is a regular guest with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers and continues touring the U.S., Canada and overseas.
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