Richard Lewis - A real one- RIP

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:16 pm    Post subject: Richard Lewis - A real one- RIP

I have a been a huge fan. Glad I got to make thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:56 pm    Post subject:

I knew he was battling Parkinson's Disease but he died of a heart attack so he was spared the inevitable decline.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:03 pm    Post subject:

R.I.P.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:05 pm    Post subject:

He was brilliantly funny. I came across this, and now all 4 are gone. Damn.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:08 pm    Post subject:

(bleep). I loved him.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:20 pm    Post subject:

One of the best. Also one of those guys who had a distinct personality. So glad we got one more season of Curb to watch him work.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:55 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
One of the best. Also one of those guys who had a distinct personality. So glad we got one more season of Curb to watch him work.


First saw his comedy in HBO stand-up specials in the late 1980's, and then in Anything But Love with Jamie Lee Curtis in the early 90's. We've seen neurotic comedic personas before, but his brand of humor just seemed so different; he was honest and frenetically hilarious. And then on Curb, of course he was great as well. He was a true talent who will be greatly missed.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:32 pm    Post subject:

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One of the best. Also one of those guys who had a distinct personality. So glad we got one more season of Curb to watch him work.


First saw his comedy in HBO stand-up specials in the late 1980's, and then in Anything But Love with Jamie Lee Curtis in the early 90's. We've seen neurotic comedic personas before, but his brand of humor just seemed so different; he was honest and frenetically hilarious. And then on Curb, of course he was great as well. He was a true talent who will be greatly missed.


I was on a flight with him years ago. He's exactly the dude we see on TV and in his act.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:16 pm    Post subject:

What made him fascinating to me was that he always looked unwell going back to the 90s in stand ups and on Curb, and it was because he always struggling with addiction and his overall health.

I'm glad he made it this far. RIP.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:53 pm    Post subject:

I never connected with his stand up, but on Curb and from what I could see of him as a person, he was lovely and unique.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:14 pm    Post subject:

Reportedly the inspiration for Billy Joel’s My Life.

Got a call from a friend, we used to be real close
Said he couldn’t go on the American way
Closed the shop, sold the house, bought a ticket to the West coast
Now he gives them a stand-up routine in LA
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:35 am    Post subject:

Good tidbit, always wondered who that was referring to in that song or was it purely made up.

R.I.P.

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