Monday, June 17, 2024

Great Comic Actor Richard Lewis Announces Parkinson’s Diagnosis, End of Stand Up Career (But Not Retirement!)


You know Richard Lewis from “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He’s such a great comic actor and droll comedian. He says on social that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, and that his stand up career is over.

But he’s not retiring! Lewis appears in the next season of “Curb.” And, in his 70s, he can look back at a great career. Below, see the announcement and beneath that, Richard on Johnny Carson 41 years ago! Love him!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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