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Culture, The Exhibitionist Richard Lewis Brings Christmas Cheer to Jews and Atheists

Richard Lewis Brings Christmas Cheer to Jews and Atheists

Between the parties, familial obligations, and financial strains, the holidays can be challenging for those struggling with substance abuse or depression. So New York comedian Richard Lewis couldn't have chosen a better time to bring his humor to Cobb's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Richard Lewis on Stand-Up Comedy, His Heroes, and ... Happiness

Richard Lewis on Stand-Up Comedy, His Heroes, and ... Happiness

When Richard Lewis is in a room, no one else needs to speak -- and they shouldn't, because they are unlikely to be anywhere near as interesting, generous, frank, or funny as he is. Lewis is one of the truly…
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Film, "Barney's Version": Mordecai Richler gets a downgrade

"Barney's Version": Mordecai Richler gets a downgrade

The late Canadian writer Mordecai Richler, best known south of the border for the film version of his 1959 novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, was a bellicose practitioner of Jewish fiction in the manner of Philip Roth and Saul…
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Calendar, Night&Day Self-Flagellation for Fun and Profit

Self-Flagellation for Fun and Profit

According to comic Marc Maron, comedy audiences don't have the patience they once did for neurotic comedians in the tradition of Woody Allen or Richard Lewis: Get on Prozac or get the hell out is the typical reaction, he laments.…
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News, Dog Bites The Dog Bites Interview: Richard Lewis

The Dog Bites Interview: Richard Lewis

The phone rings. We sit hunched over with bad posture, running our fingers nervously through our hair, dressed in black from head to toe, Prozac within reach. We know what awaits us. It's the Prince of Pain, Richard Lewis, comedian…
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Culture, Stuff Hope Sinks

Hope Sinks

For the next five days, Richard Lewis will seldom leave his North Dallas hotel room, hidden away at the far end of the top floor with a view of overpasses, office buildings and distant dark clouds. He will venture out…
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