Steven Wright

Born Dec 6, 1955

Steven Alexander Wright is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes, paraprosdokians, and one-liners with contrived situations.… Read More

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1955 Birth Born on December 6, 1955.


1978 22 Years Old Wright attended Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts for two years to earn his associate's degree before continuing his baccalaureate education at Emerson College. He graduated from Emerson in 1978 and the next year he began performing stand-up comedy in 1979 at the Comedy Connection in Boston. … Read More
1982 26 Years Old In 1982 executive producer of The Tonight Show Peter Lassally saw Wright performing on a bill with other local comics at the Ding Ho comedy club, in Cambridge's Inman Square, a venue Wright described as "half Chinese restaurant and half comedy club. … Read More
1985 29 Years Old Wright's 1985 comedy album was entitled I Have a Pony. … Read More


1989 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989 he and fellow producer Dean Parisot won an Academy Award for their 30-minute short film "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings," directed by Parisot, written by Mike Armstrong and Wright, and starring Wright and Rowan Atkinson. … Read More
1990 34 Years Old After his 1990 comedy special Wicker Chairs and Gravity, Wright continued to do stand-up performances, but he was largely absent from television, doing only occasional guest spots on late-night talk shows.


1999 43 Years Old In 1999 he wrote and directed the 30-minute short One Soldier saying it's "about a soldier who was in the Civil War, right after the war, with all these existentialist thoughts and wondering if there is a God and all that stuff."


2006 50 Years Old In 2006 Wright produced his first stand-up special in 16 years, Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away, originally aired on Comedy Central on October 21, 2006. … Read More
2007 51 Years Old On September 25, 2007 Wright released his second album, I Still Have a Pony, a CD release of the material from When The Leaves Blow Away. … Read More
2008 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 15, 2008, Wright became the first inductee to the Boston Comedy Hall of Fame. … Read More
2014 58 Years Old He received two Emmy nominations as part of the producing team of Louie, first in 2014 and again in 2015.
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