- 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time
Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Paul Reiser re-emerges on the comedy scene with his quick wit and comedic talent. Voted Number 77 of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time” (“Two or three times a week I drive by the houses of numbers 78-100 just to rub it in,” he quips) Reiser is hitting the road again and audiences across the country are in for a real treat as Reiser unleashes his hilarious and distinctive comedic take on life.
As a seasoned entertainer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his ever expanding list of accomplishments: In addition to co-creating and starring in the critically acclaimed NBC series, “Mad About You,” which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, his successes also include his most recent book, Familyhood, the long awaited follow-up to Babyhood and Couplehood, his first book, which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list.
Most recently Reiser appeared alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra” based on the life of Liberace. Some of Reiser’s other film roles include “Aliens,” “Beverly Hills Cop (I and II),” “Diner,” “Bye, Bye Love,” “The Marrying Man,” and “The Thing About My Folks” – (starring alongside Peter Falk) which Reiser also wrote and produced.
Perhaps lesser known are Reiser’s musical talents. Paul wrote the “Mad About You” theme song (with Grammy-winning producer Don Was) “The Final Frontier” – which has the distinction of having been broadcast on Mars. (It was chosen by NASA mission directors as the “wake up call” for the Sojourner Rover there.) Paul’s most recent music project was releasing Unusual Suspects – an album of original songs he wrote with celebrated British singer/songwriter Julia Fordham, on which Reiser also arranged and played piano.
Over the course of his diverse and successful career, Reiser has shown his passion and talent for entertaining, and always returns to what he does best—making people laugh.