Steven Wright

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Steven Wright
Steven Wright 1994.jpg
Wright in 1994
Birth nameSteven Alexander Wright
Born (1955-12-06) December 6, 1955 (age 65)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican
Years active1978–present
Genressurreal humor, one-liners, deadpan, wit/word play, observational comedy, Musical comedy, Anti-humor
InfluencesWoody Allen, George Carlin,[1] Bob Newhart[2]

Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and Oscar-winning movie producer. He is known for his low voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic comedy. He is known for his Oscar-winning short movie The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988).

Wright was ranked as the 15th Greatest Comedian by Rolling Stone in a list of the 50 Greatest Stand-up Comics.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Steven Wright Interview". The Comedy Couch. April 10, 2002. Retrieved June 12, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Lapka, Larry (December 6, 1955). "Steven Wright". AllMusic. Retrieved June 12, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Love, Matthew (14 February 2017). "50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)