Paul Reiser: Live Stand-Up Special
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Gates Concert Hall
Audience: Alumni, Current Student, Faculty, Neighbor or Friend, Prospective Student, Staff
Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser is one of Hollywood's most prolific creatives-and he shows no signs of slowing down.
2022 was a busy year for Reiser. In Hulu's new critically acclaimed comedy series "Reboot" from Modern Family creator Steve Levitan, Reiser plays Gordon, the original creator of the old sitcom being rebooted. Awards Daily says "Reiser truly excels, giving one of his very best performances...here,he reminds us just how very funny and experienced he is in the world of television comedy."
He also took his first step into bloody, superhero glory, joining Season 3 of Amazon Prime's Emmy-nominated The Boys, playing "The Legend." Also this year Reiser filmed "The Problem with People," an original comedy feature film which he wrote, produced, and stars in alongside Jane Levy and Colm Meaney.
Reiser currently stars in two hit shows for Netflix: Stranger Things-the company's biggest series of all time-where he plays Dr. Sam Owens, a role created by the Duffer Brothers specifically for him; and Chuck Lorre's The Kominsky Method, for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor.
The multi-faceted actor also revived one of his most iconic roles in the highly anticipated return of Mad About You, the long-running hit 90s comedy Reiser co-created and starred in with Helen Hunt. The Emmy, Peabody and Golden Globe-winning comedy ended in May 1999 and premiered 20 years later as a limited series on Spectrum Originals. All seven seasons of the original Mad About You and the re-visit are available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
Throughout his prolific career, Reiser has worked with both independent and mainstream filmmakers. Having earned acclaim for his supporting role in the Academy Award-winning film Whiplash, Reiser was also recently seen alongside Kevin Hart in the Netflix feature Fatherhood, John McDonagh's War on Everyone and in frequent collaborator Jeff Baen