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 63)
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.
  2. Lapka, Larry (December 6, 1955). "Steven Wright". AllMusic. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  3. Love, Matthew (14 February 2017). "50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time". RollingStone.com. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 December 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)