Steven Wright

American comedian, actor and author

Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and Oscar-winning movie producer. He is known for his low voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic comedy. He is known for his Oscar-winning short movie The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988).

Steven Wright
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Wright in 1994
Birth nameSteven Alexander Wright
Born (1955-12-06) December 6, 1955 (age 64)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
Years active1978–present
Genressurreal humor, one-liners, deadpan, wit/word play, observational comedy, Musical comedy, Anti-humor
InfluencesWoody Allen, George Carlin,[1] Bob Newhart[2]

Wright was ranked as the 15th Greatest Comedian by Rolling Stone in a list of the 50 Greatest Stand-up Comics.[3]


  1. "Steven Wright Interview". The Comedy Couch. April 10, 2002. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  2. Lapka, Larry (December 6, 1955). "Steven Wright". AllMusic. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  3. Love, Matthew (14 February 2017). "50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 December 2017.