Phil Provencio Making anxiety cool.
Johnny Cash might be known as the "Man in Black," but Richard Lewis could definitely take over that same title. Now famous for being Larry David's beloved frenemey on Curb Your Enthusiasm, the monochromatic comic has been deep in the comedy biz since the '70s. After a recent five month hiatus to give his brain a break, Lewis is back where he started: on the standup circuit.
Lewis isn't your basic punchline laden comedy artist. He's too anxious for that. Even after decades as a comic, he still doesn't know what words are going to come out of his mouth. He is the king of rambling for no reason and wouldn't have it any other way. When we chatted with Lewis, all it took was a simple hello for him to break into a full eight minute rant describing his current emotional state that ended with an abrupt, "And I don't know if Curb is coming back." Once we got him used to the idea that there would indeed be questions, Lewis cracked wise about everything from playing himself to being the only Jew on the set of 7th Heaven.
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