Comic Richard Lewis at Hilarities
Thu., March 1, Fri., March 2 and Sat., March 3 2012
$18 to $28
Despite success on film and television, Richard Lewis remains addicted to performing before live audiences and is on a continuous stand up tour. 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." He performs five shows at Hilarities March 1 through 3. Contact the venue for performance times.