Ritch Shydner presents the History of Comedy (Special Event)

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Ritch Shydner presents the History of Comedy
Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:30 PM
Comedy and Magic Club, Hermosa Beach, CA
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  • Special Event
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  • When: Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 5:30 PM (Doors open at 4:30 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 4:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    Please call for any special needs
    Special Event
A FUNNY and insightful 90 minute multi-media presentation about the roots, and flowering of an original American art form - STAND UP COMEDY! 
The most immediate art form, standup comedy, captures the country’s zeitgeist at any given moment. A funny joke pleases while exposing hidden truths. This lecture explores what America’s laughter says about us.
The stories of forgotten trailblazers, martyred iconoclasts and familiar stars show how the simple act of one joker taking on a crowd became one of our most popular entertainments and a cultural weathervane.


Ritch Shydner: In the 1980’s, Ritch made numerous appearances on TV, including Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He did an HBO half-hour special, “One Night Stand.”

He played Al Bundy’s co-worker on “Married with Children”, and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as “Designing Women” and “Roseanne.”

Ritch was able to translate his modest success on TV into an obscure film career, appearing in Steve Martin’s, "Roxanne," and Eddie Murphy's, "Beverly Hills Cop II," before moving on to minor roles on smaller pictures.

Ritch wrote for sitcoms such as "Roseanne", "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," and HBO’s “The Mind of the Married Man.”

Ritch wrote material for Jeff Foxworthy’s Grammy nominated comedy albums, “Totally Committed,” and “Big Fun.” He also wrote for Ron White and Jay Leno.

In 2006 Ritch was co-author of a book on stand-up, “I Killed”.

In 2010 Ritch produced and performed in an award winning documentary on the world of stand-up comedy, “I Am Comic”.

Currently Ritch is writing a movie adaptation for HBO of Bill Maher's book, "True Story".
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