Richard Philip Lewis is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He came to prominence as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s and became known for his dark, neurotic and self-deprecating humour.
As an actor, he is known for co-starring with Jamie Lee Curtis in the sitcom Anything but Love, and for playing the role of Prince John in the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
Lewis gained much wider exposure in the 1980s and 1990s with numerous appearances on talk shows such as The Tonight Show, both Late Night and the Late Show with David Letterman, and The Howard Stern Show.
He also produced the comedy specials I’m in Pain, which aired on Showtime in 1985, followed by I’m Exhausted, I’m Doomed and Richard Lewis: The Magical Misery Tour, which all aired on HBO in 1988, 1990 and 1997 respectively.
GQ magazine included Lewis on their list of “The 20th Century’s Most Influential Humorists”, and Lewis was ranked #45 on Comedy Central’s list of “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” released in 2004.
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He has a net worth of $7 million and is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer.
Lewis is most known for his stand-up comedy and his guest appearances on shows like “Anything But Love” (1989–1992) on ABC and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000–present) on HBO (2000–present).
He started out as a stand-up comedian in the 1970s while working as an advertising executive during the day.
Additionally, Lewis has provided his voice for a number of animated productions, including “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist” (1997), “The Simpsons” (2006), and “BoJack Horseman” (2018).