April 3, 1990 |
The Harvard Lampoon will dub Steven Wright as its Comedian of the Year at a ceremony Friday. Wright joins such entertainers as Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, John Clease, Jay Leno, John Candy and Christopher Guest, who all have come to Harvard to receive humor awards from the Lampoon. Wright will be presented with his award in a ceremony after his concert at Harvard's Sanders Theater.
April 4, 1990 |
Lampoon Picks the Right Comedian: The Harvard Lampoon will dub Steven Wright as its Comedian of the Year at a Friday ceremony. Wright joins such entertainers as Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Jay Leno, John Candy and Christopher Guest who all have come to Harvard to receive humor awards from the Lampoon. Wright will be presented with his award in a ceremony following his concert at Harvard's Sanders Theater. The Lampoon is the nation's oldest humor magazine.
May 9, 1987 |
Emo Philips hates to break character. That character, as played by the slow-speaking, gangly comedian in Page Boy and mismatched thrift-shop garb, is an otherworldly, helpless innocent, battling a persecution complex while making absurd observations about everything from physics to cole slaw. Add to the mix his deliberate delivery, and Philips comes across like a sort of Rodney Dangerfield on Valium. ("When I was 10, my parents moved to Downers Grove, Ill. When I was 12, I found them."
August 12, 1986 |
Steven Wright has enjoyed an enormous groundswell of success from brief TV and club appearances in which his string of imaginative one-liners suggests a mind that can shake the fat of habit out of language and lead us to see how tenuous common phrases and assumptions can be. For example, when a traffic cop asks him, "Did you know the speed limit is 55 miles an hour?" he replies, "Yeah, but I'm not gonna be out that long."
June 3, 1992 |
Laughing With Lily: Lily Tomlin will host the 10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival special, set to air on Showtime in August. The show will be the grand finale of a two-week comedy fest in Montreal. Leading comedians are expected to take part; past events have attracted Bob Newhart, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and John Candy.
March 9, 1990 |
What a Relief: The line-up for Comic Relief '90 was set Thursday. Louie Anderson, Bob Goldthwait, Richard Lewis, Paula Poundstone, Rita Rudner, Bob Saget, Steven Wright and Robert Wuhl will join hosts Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams in the fourth comedy event to raise awareness and funds for America's homeless. The show airs May 12 on HBO, as it is presented to a live audience at Radio City Music Hall in New York. r