July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning films and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”
Paul created and produced the seven-episode series ‘There’s…. Johnny!’, which he co-created with filmmaker David Steven Simon and co-produced with David Gordon Green, intertwines authentic footage from ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’ with the coming-of-age story of Andy, a 19-year-old Nebraskan who stumbles into a job at the iconic show. The show premiered on Hulu in November, receiving praise for its warmth and creative use of vintage footage.
Reiser joined the cast of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ for the series’ highly anticipated second season, which was released in October and recently renewed for a third season. In a role created by the Duffer brothers with him specifically in mind, he played Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member of the Department of Energy who is brought to the small town to investigate the supernatural situations at play.
Paul collaborated with David Gordon and Steven Soderbergh on the critically-acclaimed Amazon series ‘Red Oaks.’ His role was called “one of his absolute finest, not just of late, but of ever.” The show’s 3rd and final season premiered in October. Reiser has been cast in the latest project of ‘Mad Men’ showrunner Matthew Weiner, ‘The Romanoffs.’ The Amazon mini-series is centered around the modern-day descendants of the mysterious Romanov dynasty. Reiser’s recent films include John McDonagh’s ‘War on Everyone’ with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena, ‘The Book of Love,’ ‘The Little Hours,’ and the Lake Bell-directed ‘I Do… Until I Don’t.’
Reiser has had notable performances in films such as ‘Diner,’ ‘Bye Bye Love,’ ‘The Marrying Man,’ ‘Aliens,’ ‘One Night At McCool’s,’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ (I and II). He also co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series ‘Mad About You.’
Special guest Shaun Hopper will open the show.