Richard Lewis

American stand-up comedian

Richard Philip Lewis (born June 29, 1947) is an American comedian and actor. He was known for his roles as Marty Gold in Anything But Love and as himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Lewis in 2013
Birth nameRichard Philip Lewis
Born (1947-06-29) June 29, 1947 (age 75)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, movies
NationalityAmerican
Years active1977–present
GenresBlack comedy, surreal humor
Subject(s)Self-deprecation, neuroticism, psychotherapy, hypochondria, paranoia, depression, human sexuality, Jewish culture, pop culture, family, eating disorders
InfluencesBuster Keaton, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor,[1] Jonathan Winters, David Brenner
InfluencedKevin Richard, Artie Lange[2] Paul Rothbart[3] Bobby Slayton[4]
SpouseJoyce Lapinsky (January 2005 – present)
Notable works and rolesMarty Gold in Anything but Love
Himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm

Lewis was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in Englewood, New Jersey. Lewis is Jewish.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Interview with Bill Zehme, Richard Lewis: Concerts from Hell: The Vintage Years, Image Entertainment, Released 2005-09-13
  2. Kirschling, Gregory (2008-11-07). "Artie Lange: 'F--- It, I'll Write a Book'". EW.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  3. "Paul Rothbart". imdb.com.
  4. "The Unwritable Rant: Ep 39 - Interview with Bobby Slayton". theunwritablerant.libsyn.com.
  5. Firestone, Jay (2008-03-13). "Richard Lewis, comedian from heaven". Jewish Journal. Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-06-23. But his sense of disconnect could just as easily be attributed to his Jewish upbringing in New Jersey.

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