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.
Reiser is starring in two hit shows for Netflix: “Stranger Things” as Dr. Sam Owens, in a role created specifically for Reiser, and Chuck Lorre’s “The Kominsky Method,” for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He will be performing at CB Live, located at 21001 N. Tatum Boulevard (inside of Desert Ridge Marketplace), on Feb. 12 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
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 reboot are available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
Reiser is a fixture behind the camera as well. He co-created and co-produced “There’s Johnny!,” a seven-episode series that originally streamed on Hulu and now streams on Peacock. The show, co-created with filmmaker David Steven Simon and co-produced with David Gordon Green in conjunction with The Carson Company, premiered to critical praise.
“There’s no way to get better at it quickly,” Reiser says about performing comedy. “There’s no app, no program, no shortcut. You just have to do it, night after night after night. Old school elbow grease. The experience of performing in front of a live audience is a “thrill,” as Reiser says, and, “Your reward is instantaneous. People laugh, and you’ve won.”
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