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Richard Skipper celebrates author and comedian Jeffrey Gurian (Photos)

Jeffrey Gurian
Jeffrey GurianJeffrey Gurian, Photo courtesy of Richard Skipper, used with permission

On April 16, 2014, Richard Skipper gave an update on the upcoming celebration of Jeffrey Gurian. The event will take place April 25 at The Spiral Theatre in NYC. It will be one night only, so a RSVP is a must!

Fans can join Jeffrey Gurian and Richard Skipper as they sit down to discuss Gurian's career. They will also discuss the timely topic of the role of bullying in comedy and social media. A networking mixer with wine and cheese (included) will be at 7:30 p.m. with the interview beginning at 8 p.m. The location is at 242 W. 36th Street, NYC.

Jeffrey Gurian is not only an author and comedian. He is also a writer, director, actor, author, host, interviewer, Friar, doctor, and nightlife icon. According to Paul Provenza, you can’t be a comedian if you don’t know Jeffrey Gurian. Bob Saget said, “I’ve known [Jeffrey] my whole career, and no one says “no” to Jeffrey Gurian”, and Nick Kroll says ,“ [Jeffrey] has more access to comedians than anyone I know." As the host of "Comedy Matters TV" Gurian has done almost 300 interviews on red carpets and backstage with A-list comics including Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Jon Stewart, Jack Black, Seth Meyers, Richard Lewis.

As a producer, Gurian has produced events starring Kevin Hart and Susie Essman. Gurian's recent book "Make ‘Em Laugh" with an introduction by Chris Rock, interviews Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Ray Romano, Colin Quinn, Lisa Lampanelli, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan and dozens more big comedy stars.

Jeffry Guriain has been a regular on Sirius XM Radio with Ron And Fez, podcasts, news shows, and TV shows Fox TV’s Good Day New York with Greg Kelly, Gurian brings comedy to celebrity interviews by day and "jumps around" the New York club scene by night. To learn about Jeffrey Gurian, in celebration with Richard Skipper, one can make a reservation. The media contact is Richard Skipper, Richard Skipper Celebrates!

The fun begins on April 25 at 8 p.m. at the Spiral Theatre Studio. The address is 242 W. 36th Street in NYC. Then and there Jeffrey Gurian and Richard Skipper will sit down to discuss Gurian's career and the journey it has taken him to this point, including how comedy has “evolved” and changed over the years. Gurian will be telling his story in interview fashion to Mr. Richard Skipper.

A meet and greet book signing of "Make ‘Em Laugh," written with Chris Rock, will follow the interview. Media contact is richard@richardskipper.com.

Speaking of Richard Skipper, he is no stranger to the greats in the entertainment world as Richard Skipper of “Richard Skipper Celebrates!” This talented man has rubbed elbows, chatted up and interviewed theater, film, television and cabaret greats for the past two decades running. Skipper is known for his hands-on approach. Look no further than Richard Skipper Celebrates!

Skipper has conducted over 700 interviews celebrating people in the arts. In January of 2014, Richard brought cast members together from the original cast of "Hello, Dolly," and the companies led by Miss Carol Channing for a two day special event in NYC.

Skipper has also conducted on-stage interviews with Julie Budd, Carol Channing, Eileen Fulton, Jackie Joseph, Tommy Tune, Ron Young, Peggy Pope and more. Fans look forward to this next celebration (with Jeffrey Gurian) "Richard Skipper Celebrates!"

Jeffrey Gurian joins Richard Skipper to discuss Gurian's career
Jeffrey Gurian joins Richard Skipper to discuss Gurian's career Photo courtesy of Richard Skipper, used with permission

Jeffrey Gurian joins Richard Skipper to discuss Gurian's career

Jeffrey Gurian and Richard Skipper will sit down to discuss Gurian's career.

In addition, they will discuss the timely topic of the role of bullying in comedy and social media.

Richard Skipper
Richard Skipper Photo courtesy of Richard Skipper, used with permission

Richard Skipper

Richard Skipper was the associate producer of the 2010 Bistro Awards in association with Sherry Eaker.

Skipper repeated the above with the Bistro Awards. It was held on April 26th, 2011.

Richard Skipper was also filmed and interviewed as part of an upcoming documentary on the life and career of Carol Channing and his close association with her.

Robin Williams in 2011
Robin Williams in 2011 Photo: Wiki

Robin Williams in 2011

Robin Williams is an actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy, Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

Williams' film career includes such acclaimed films as Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video to "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. - Wiki

Rodney Dangerfield in 1978
Rodney Dangerfield in 1978 Photo: Wiki

Rodney Dangerfield in 1978

Rodney Dangerfield was a comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme.

Dangerfield is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School. - Wiki

Carol Channing in 1973
Carol Channing in 1973 Photo: Allen Warren/Wiki

Carol Channing in 1973

Carol Channing is a singer, actress, and comedian. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating on Broadway the musical-comedy roles of widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! and bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. - Wiki

Richard Skipper and Carol Channing
Richard Skipper and Carol Channing Photo courtesy of Richard Skipper, used with permission

Richard Skipper and Carol Channing

Richard Skipper, Richard Skipper Celebrates! is no stranger to the greats in the entertainment world, and he is known for his hands on approach to the individuals he works with.

Skipper has rubbed elbows, chatted up and interviewed theater, film, television and cabaret greats for the past two decades running.

Collage of NYC
Collage of NYC Photo: Wiki

Collage of NYC

NYC is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

The city is referred to as New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part. A global power city, New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment.

It is the home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international diplomac and has been described as the cultural capital of the world. - Wiki

Eileen Fulton in 1965
Eileen Fulton in 1965 Photo: Wiki

Eileen Fulton in 1965

Eileen Fulton is an actress. She was a guest with Richard Skipper Celebrates!

Fulton is known for her role as Lisa Grimaldi on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, a role that she played almost continuously for 50 years (with two notable interruptions) from May 18, 1960 until the show's ending on September 17, 2010. - Wiki

Chris Rock in 2012
Chris Rock in 2012 Photo: David Shankbone/Wiki

Chris Rock in 2012

Chris Rock is a comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director.

After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film roles, and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO.

He was voted as the fifth greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the United Kingdom as the ninth greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the eighth greatest stand-up comic. - Wiki

Jerry Seinfeld in 2010
Jerry Seinfeld in 2010 Photo: David Shankbone/Wiki

Jerry Seinfeld in 2010

Jerry Seinfeld is a comedian, actor, writer, and television/film producer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David. For the show's final two seasons, they were co-executive producers.

In his first major foray back into the media since the finale of Seinfeld, he co-wrote and co-produced the 2007 film Bee Movie, also voicing the lead role of Barry B. Benson. In February 2010, Seinfeld premiered a reality TV series called The Marriage Ref on NBC. Seinfeld directed Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York which ran until January 8, 2011.

Seinfeld is known for specializing in observational humor, often focusing on personal relationships and uncomfortable social obligations. In 2005, Comedy Central ranked Jerry Seinfeld 12th out of 100 as the greatest comedians of all time in its five-part special The 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. - Wiki

Billy Crystal in 2012
Billy Crystal in 2012 Photo: David Shankbone/Wiki

Billy Crystal in 2012

Billy Crystal is an actor, voice actor, writer, film producer, comedian, singer, television host, and film director.

Crystal gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom Soap and became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the critical and box office successes When Harry Met Sally... (1989), City Slickers (1991), and Analyze This (1999) and providing the voice of Mike in the Monsters, Inc. franchise.

Billy Crystal has also hosted the Academy Awards nine times, beginning in 1990 and most recently in 2012. - Wiki

Ray Romano in 2011
Ray Romano in 2011 Photo: Wiki

Ray Romano in 2011

Ray Romano is an actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and voice actor, best known for his roles on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which he received an Emmy Award, and voicing Manny in the Ice Age film series.

Romano created and starred in the TNT comedy-drama Men of a Certain Age. In 2012, Romano began appearing in Parenthood. - Wiki

Chelsea Handler in 2012
Chelsea Handler in 2012 Photo: David Shankbone/Wiki

Chelsea Handler in 2012

Chelsea Handler is a comedian, actress, author, television host, writer and producer. 

Handler hosts a late-night talk show called Chelsea Lately, on the E! network. - Wiki

Jack Black in 2011
Jack Black in 2011 Photo: Wiki

Jack Black in 2011

Jack Black is an actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer, and musician.

Black's acting career has been extensive, starring primarily as bumbling and cocky but internally self-conscious outsiders in comedy films, though he has played some serious roles.

He is best known for his roles in High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, Bernie and the Kung Fu Panda films. Black is considered a member of the so-called Frat Pack, a loose grouping of comic actors who have appeared together in various Hollywood films, and has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.

Jack Black is also the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. - Wiki

Seth Meyers in 2010
Seth Meyers in 2010 Photo: David Shankbone/Wiki

Seth Meyers in 2010

Seth Meyers is an actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, television host and comedian. 

Meyers is a former head writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live and hosted its news parody segment Weekend Update. He currently hosts the talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers, which premiered on Monday February 24, 2014, on NBC. - Wiki

Jon Stewart in 2010
Jon Stewart in 2010 Photo: Wiki

Jon Stewart in 2010

Jon Stewart is a political satirist, writer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. He is the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central.

Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but branched into television as host of Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central.

Stewart went on to host his own show on MTV, called The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted another show on MTV called You Wrote It, You Watch It. He has also had several film roles as an actor, but has done few cinematic projects since becoming the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999.

Jon Stewart is also a writer and co-executive-producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim, resulting in his sixteen Emmy Awards. - Wiki

 

Tommy Tune in 1977
Tommy Tune in 1977 Photo: Wiki

Tommy Tune in 1977

Tommy Tune was interviewed by Richard Skipper.

Tune is an actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts. - Wiki

Bob Saget in 2007
Bob Saget in 2007 Photo: Wiki

Bob Saget in 2007

Bob Saget is a stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Although he is best known for his family-friendly roles as Danny Tanner in Full House and the original host of America's Funniest Home Videos, Saget is also known for his very vulgar stand-up routine.

From 2005-2014, Saget provided the voice of the future Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother. - Wiki

Jeffrey Gurian
Jeffrey Gurian Photo courtesy of Richard Skipper, used with permission

Jeffrey Gurian

Jeffrey Gurian is a comedian, writer, director, actor, author, host, interviewer, Friar, doctor, and nightlife icon.

According to Paul Provenza, you can’t be a comedian if you don’t know Jeffrey Gurian; Bob Saget says, “I’ve known [Jeffrey] my whole career, and no one says “no” to Jeffrey Gurian”, and Nick Kroll says ,“ [Jeffrey] has more access to comedians than anyone I know”.