Academy Award-Winning Actor, Comedian and Performer
Steven Wright – – the man with the monotone. A prototype comedian that others are sure to follow. His delivery is deadpan, his manner stoic, and he’s the hottest act to catch today, if you can find him when he momentarily lapses into reality. In appearance, Wright’s lifestyle hasn’t changed much although his career has…
Steven Wright – – the man with the monotone. A prototype comedian that others are sure to follow. His delivery is deadpan, his manner stoic, and he’s the hottest act to catch today, if you can find him when he momentarily lapses into reality. In appearance, Wright’s lifestyle hasn’t changed much although his career has taken off.
In a shorter time than most, Wright expanded his comedy collection to include an album, video, film and television appearances. His 1986 debut album, I Have A Pony, earned him a Grammy nomination and nods from the music industry. He quickly followed this with several video showcases on HBO including his own special, On Location: Steven Wright, he took part in the Young Comedian’s Special, with Robin Williams, Richard Belzer, Harry Anderson and Howie Mandel. In 1989, Steven Wright was awarded an Academy Award for writing and starring in the short film, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings.
It seems obvious that comedians are the people to watch in the entertainment industry as they cross over to all mediums with success. ABC paid comics their long overdue tribute by hosting the ABC Comedy Awards. PBS did their honors with a half hour comedy anthology series starring Steven Wright, Tim Matheson and Catherine O’Hara.
Steven’s talents also grace the big screen; in the 1986 blockbuster Desperately Seeking Susan, and the Columbia Pictures’ film, Stars & Bars, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Harry Dean Stanton. Steven’s meteoric rise to success began like the story of every other comedian. After graduating from Emerson College and holding a bevy of odd jobs, Steven attended an “open mike” audition and became a regular performer at Ding Ho’s Comedy Club and Chinese restaurant in Cambridge, MA. However, that is where all similarity ends. When Tonight Show producer Peter LaSally, saw the young Boston comic’s unique style, he immediately booked Wright’s first appearance with Johnny Carson. That August 1982 guest shot generated such enthusiasm, Steven was asked to return one week later, a phenomenon that had not been achieved by an unknown in over ten years.
His back-to-back appearances with the king of late night television put his fledgling career into high gear. The dour comedian soon found himself performing his off-beat routines on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, and numerous trips back to visit Johnny on the Tonight Show.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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