There was so much packed into this week’s column with Jeffrey Gurian that we split off this Big Richard Lewis story to stand on it’s own.
Richard Lewis got in touch to let me know that his new book Reflections From Hell is coming out on May 5th, and is available for pre-order on Amazon. Amazon describes the new book as decades of Richard Lewis’ “dark comedic premises,” jokes and reflections that are illustrated by Carl Titolo. Lewis said about Titolo’s illustrations, “though a entirely different medium, it felt like it was stolen right out of my own torment.” Preorder Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide On How Not To Live on Amazon.
Plus Richard told me he’s got a new TV series with Seth Macfarlane and Patrick Stewart called Blunt Talk. It’s hard to get a lot of details out of Richard unless you’re actually sitting next to him. Whenever I interview him he’s always very open but he writes very sparingly. The show is on Starz, beginning this summer, will be Executive Produced by Seth MacFarlane, and was created by Johnathan Ames who created HBO’s Bored to Death. It’s a character-driven comedy revolving around Walter Blunt, played by Patrick Stewart, a hard drinking and drugging Brit who wants to conquer the world of American cable news. Richard plays his shrink, which is a part he’s had lots of experience with. Enough said about that!
And he’s excited about his upcoming evening at the 92nd Street Y, on Tuesday May 26th, where he will be in conversation with his Curb Your Enthusiasm castmate, the hilarious J.B. Smoove, whose MSG show Four Courses with J.B. Smoove is now in it’s third season.
Jeffrey Gurian is a comedian, writer and all around bon vivant in New York City. Subscribe to his YouTube channel.