Due to the ongoing and escalating nature of the coronavirus epidemic, as well as travel and performance restrictions, Steven Wright’s October 3rd tour date at Barrymore Theatre in Madison has been postponed again. It has now been rescheduled for Saturday, February 27th, 2021. All show details (outside of the date) remain the same.
This unfortunate, but inevitable, decision was made following the recommendations of various government authorities including Public Health Madison & Dane County, as well as the Center for Disease Control, all of which are designed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Steven regrets the postponement and is sorry for the inconvenience it is causing. He appreciates the support and goodwill of his fans during this difficult time for all of us. For more information, please visit www.stevenwright.com.
All tickets for the original performance will be honored for the February 27th, 2021 show. Patrons not able to attend the new date are eligible for refunds. For more information or to obtain a refund, call the Barrymore at 241-8864. Our office hours are currently irregular, so if you get the answering machine, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The best way to purchase tickets for the rescheduled February 27th, 2021 date is on line at the Barrymore website, www.barrymorelive.com. We hope to have tickets available again at our outlets in the next few weeks.
As information about the coronavirus continues to unfold on an almost daily basis, our concern for the safety and health of our fans, staff, and volunteers continues to be the priority. We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, but know that you understand and support this decision.
We hope you are finding some positives in this weird and unprecedented time. It’s important to take care of yourselves, your families and your close friends right now. Stay safe out there in this crazy world and please let us know how you are doing.
The Barrymore & ACG
Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.ACG presentsSTEVEN WRIGHT
Tickets: $40.00 Advance
Gold Circle: $50.00 Advance
(Gold Circle includes Early Entry & Preferred Seating)
This is a General Admission – All Seated Show
Doors at 7PM. Show at 8PM.
Academy Award winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. One of four children, Wright was raised in Burlington, MA. Upon 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.
It was during this time that Steven got his big break and was booked for his first “Tonight Show” appearance on Friday, August 6, 1982. The king of late night enjoyed the performance so much he invited Steven to appear again the following Thursday, a rarity on “The Tonight Show.” His back-to-back appearances helped put his fledgling career into high gear. The comic soon found himself performing his off-beat routines on “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and numerous trips back to “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.”
Wright expanded his comedy career to include comedy albums, film and television appearances. His 1985 debut album, I Have A Pony, earned him a Grammy nomination. In 1985, Steven starred in his first HBO Special “A Steven Wright Special.” In 1989, Steven was honored with an Academy Award for Best Short Film for his film entitled “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings” in which he starred and co-wrote. Other stars of the film included “Roseanne’s” Laurie Metcalf and British comedian, Rowan Atkinson. In September of 1990, Steven starred in his second stand-up special for HBO called “Wicker Chairs and Gravity.” The special included stand-up from The Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto and a short film shot on location in New York and New Jersey.
Steven has been seen in numerous films including “Desperately Seeking Susan,” Mike Meyers’ “So I Married An Axe Murderer,” Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers,” and Nora Ephron’s “Mixed Nuts.” Steven was the voice of the DJ, K-Billy in “Reservoir Dogs” and starred with John Cleese and Jack Palance in New Line’s animated film, “The Swan Princess” as the voice of Speed, the turtle. Steve also appeared as a sitcom actor in MGM’s “Speechless” with Harry Shearer, and as a Mountie in the MGM release “Canadian Bacon”, opposite the late John Candy.
In 1999, Steven played a guest starring role in Albert Brooks’ film “The Muse” starring Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, and Jeff Bridges. In ‘98 he played a supporting role in Dave Chappelle’s “Half-Baked” and was a featured voice in “Babe 2: Pig in the City”.
Steven wrote, directed and stars in the 1999 short film, “One Soldier,” the story of a man obsessed with the unanswerable questions in life. The film was screened at numerous film festivals and can be seen on the Independent Film Channel.
Steven was also seen in the Jim Jarmusch film “Coffee and Cigarettes” and the film “The Aristocrats.”
In October of 2006, Steven premiered the hour special, “When The Leaves Blow Away,” on Comedy Central. The special was released on DVD in April 2006 and includes Steven’s 1999 short film “One Soldier” and a segment of a 1988 performance at a Boston comedy club.
Steven’s second CD, “I Still Have A Pony,” was released by Comedy Central Records on September 25, 2007. The CD earned Steven his second Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album.
Steven was honored as the first inductee into The Boston Comedy Hall of Fame on December 15, 2008. The ceremony included performances by legendary Boston comedians Tony V, Don Gavin, Lenny Clarke, Kenny Rogerson, Steve Sweeney, Mike Donovan, Barry Crimmins, Mike McDonald and Fran Solomita.
On June 2, 2009, Warner Bros. Records re-released Steven’s groundbreaking, Grammy nominated first CD, “I Have A Pony,” packaged with Steven’s first HBO special, “A Steven Wright Special” on DVD; part of Warner Bros. Records 50th anniversary celebration.
On June 15, 2013 Steven received The Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award. The award is given each year to a celebrated comedian who has been influenced by Carson in some way and has left his or her own mark on the comedy world. In past years, award recipients have included Dick Cavett, Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner.
Steven was nominated for an Emmy Award as a Producer on the 2014 season of the hit FX series, Louie and continued as a Producer for the 2015 season. He guest starred in two episodes of Louie in 2015 and 2011 and can be seen in Louis CK’s critically-acclaimed web series Horace and Pete.
Steven is a regular guest with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers and continues touring the U.S., Canada and overseas.
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