American comedian and actor
Born: December 6, 1955
Steven Wright, born on December 6, 1955, is an American comedian and actor renowned for his deadpan delivery and surreal humor. Raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, Wright’s distinctive style emerged in the 1980s, propelling him to fame.
Known for his monotone voice and dry wit, Wright gained widespread recognition with his stand-up comedy specials and frequent appearances on late-night shows. His breakthrough came in 1982 when he won an Academy Award for his short film “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings,” showcasing his unique comedic perspective.
Wright’s comedic brilliance often involves absurd observations, one-liners, and existential musings. His minimalist approach to comedy, coupled with a penchant for wordplay, sets him apart in the stand-up comedy landscape. Over the years, he has released several comedy albums, including the Grammy-nominated “I Have a Pony.”
In addition to his stand-up success, Wright has appeared in various films and television shows, including memorable roles in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Reservoir Dogs.” Steven Wright’s enduring influence on comedy is a testament to his ability to transform the mundane into hilarity, making him a beloved figure in the world of stand-up comedy.
Steven Wright’s 5 most popular quotes
- Last night I played a blank tape at full blast. The mime next door went nuts.
- When I was in school the teachers told me practice makes perfect; then they told me nobody’s perfect so I stopped practicing.
- Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.
- If a man says something in the woods and there are no women there, is he still wrong?
- If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
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