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19 Star Starred
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street New York City, NY 10036
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Cath B
Made no sense because we had to wait another 30 mn to get tickets!
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Stan G.
Park below 41st Street on 7th ave or side streets. Free after 7pm.
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2 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

Where do I start... Richard Belzer was an absolute embarrassment - this was quite possibly, the most pathetic public performance I have ever seen. Belzer, accompanied by a second rate wedding band, looked and acted like the washed up, unfunny...continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

Wow, what a disappointment. While Belzer had a couple of interesting bits, I couldn't help feel like even he didn't want to be there. Talk about phoning it in. It mostly felt stale. Richard Lewis was a welcome hyperventilation of fresh air but...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 17 2009

Not only was Richard Belzer awful and Richard Lewis disappointing, the show started one half hour late in part due to the stupid way of having people pick up tickets. We stopped by the box office at 6 p.m. and asked to pick up our tickets and...continued

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Website

http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org

Description

It’s the ultimate “concert from hell": Two legends of stand-up – on one stage for one night. Richard Belzer and Richard Lewis define what it means to be a stand-up comic, and tear up the stage with the funniest double bill you’ll ever experience.

Richard Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. Featured on six seasons of HBO’s award-winning Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lewis’ numerous other film and TV accomplishments include a boxed set of his Concerts from Hell containing three of his acclaimed comedy specials. Often compared to a jazz musician for his wild riffs, Comedy Central has recognized Richard Lewis as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time and he was charted on GQ Magazine’s list of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Humorists. Regarded by his peers as a “comic’s comic,” Lewis’ neuroses have become a part of our language as in the now infamous, “I had a date from Hell!” As Lewis has always said, “I go on a long tour and make people happy that they’re not me and go home."

Best know for his character, Detective John Munch, on Law & Order, Richard Belzer began his career as a stand-up comic in the early 70’s.  The “Belz”, as he is know, went from a prominent comedy career to holding the world record for playing one of the longest running characters in TV history, ‘Munch’. His first role in show business began with a staring role in Groove Tube, as well as other parts in Fame, Saturday Night Live and Scarface to his current run on Law & Order. In 2001, Belzer was honored by the New York Friars Club and the Toyota Comedy Festival as the honoree of the first ever roast.  Additionally, Belzer has starred in his own HBO comedy special, Another Lone Nut, and the Showtime series The Richard Belzer Show and acts as a talent scout for Last Comic Standing. Belzer has also added published author to his repertoire with such titles as, How to Be a Stand-Up Comic, UFOs, JFK and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Believe, and most recently a novel titled, I Am Not a Cop. Belzer now performs stand-up with his backup band the Belzonics.