Before comedy’s top acts take the stage at Levity Live in West Nyack each week, they email LoHud Lowdown to participate in our Comedy Q&A: Same questions, different answers from some our favorite comedians. Here’s the latest from our inbox.
Performing this Weekend: Richard Lewis
Best Known For: His self-loathing, soul-baring standup routines have been entertaining audiences since the 1970s. Off stage, he made us laugh in TV shows including “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
If You Go: Friday through Sunday at Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack. $25. www.levitylive.com.
Q: What are some of your favorite topics to talk about on stage these days?
A: Life, death and marriage.
Q: Is anything off limits in your act?
A: Nothing, not even my own stupidity.
Q: Which comedians inspired you to become a standup comic?
A: Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Mel Brooks, Shelly Berman.
Q: Who are three celebrities who have given you great material over the years?
A: Richard Lewis, Richard Lewis and Richard Lewis.
Q: If you weren’t a comedian, what do you think you would be doing for a living?
A: An architect building homes for dysfunctional families.
Q: What are three things people would be surprised to learn about you offstage?
A: I’m never satisfied, tremendously insecure and I can’t eat a tongue sandwich.
Q: Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever…performed comedy?
A: Carnegie Hall
Q: Anything coming up that you would like us to know about?
A: I’ll continue to tour unti l can’t stand up anymore.
Q: Do you tweet?
A: Yes, @therichardlewis.
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