In his new original one-man show, “Legend: My Life In Episodes”, comedian, writer and producer Steven Alan Green revisists some of his greatest and bizarre moments in his showbiz life.
From his early daze as a Comedy Store Paid Regular, emcee, writer, and resident at “the house”, to his cross-Atlantic comedy adventure when he moved to England, quickly establishing him as the hottest new comedy act on the British circuit, which all led to unexpected international news when comedy legend Jerry Lewis “collapsed” backstage. That and much much more (including his parttime life as an Uber driver!) in one-short content packed hour at The Lyric Hyperion Theatre this October 13. This show will be taped for a Netflix pitch. To find out more about “Legend: My Life in Episodes” click here and to purchase tickets to what surely will be a sell-out house, click here.
JUST ADDED: Fabulous comedian Kelsey Lane will open the show!!
Thank you, and Steven personally thanks you.
The Steven Alan Green Team. The Green Team. Yeah, we like that.
A "LEGEND" IS MANY THINGS, BUT IT AIN'T ME
The first thing I tell the audience is that I am a comedy legend only in the context that my name is on the wall of fame at The Comedy Store. The young kids treat me like a legend because I was there in the day, emcee'ing and living at The Comedy Store house and being on stage with Robin Williams, bringing Richard Pryor on stage. It was true Comedy Camelot, but I was no swashbuckling hero. I was the fool. Maybe even the fool's fool.
"Steven Alan Green exists on the very edge of unlikeable showbiz American, like a cross between Danny DeVito and Sgt. Bilko!" - Kate Copstick, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
I explain that a "legend" can be one of 3 things:
A) A mythological creature, something that doesn't have proof of existence, but still could exist, such as the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot, or in fact Donald Trump's psychiatrist.
B) A legend is that little circle in the bottom right-hand corner of a map translating the map. So, unless the audience present is a map? I'm not that type of legend either.
C) Finally, an actual "comedy legend" is someone like Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Lucille Ball, or Groucho Marx. I'm certainly not any of those guys.
No. I'm a legend in the sense that your local high school football quarterback was a "legend" because he drank a keg of beer the night before winning the big game. That's the type of legend I am. Plus, being in the thick of the literal ground zero of comedy, the Hollywood Comedy Store, back in the day, I knew everybody, worked with most and participated and witnessed some of the craziest shit you could possibly imagine.
All My Little Stories.... (accomplishments, f-ups, and misadventures)
How I became a "Paid Regular" at the Comedy Store in what was only my second time performing stand-up comedy.
Getting myself banned from The Improv for a comedy stunt gone bad.
Embarrassing myself in front of Sir Ian MacKellen backstage at the BBC.
Getting arrested in the Houses of Parliament in the middle of the night.
How I quit showbiz in 1986 and turning that into an act, I performed over 5,000 "farewell performances" across North America, the UK and Europe.
How I tried to start something called The Laughter Foundation to help comedians and set up the world's first Comedy Museum.
How an Oscar winning producer tried to make a movie based on my life.
How I went from riches to rags, one minute an international jet-setter to literally homeless and without hope and frankly, losing my mind.
How I was couch-surfing homeless and woke up to find out I was on Conan last night and didn't even know.
How I got thrown out of the London Comedy Store because they thought I was someone else.
How I invented a British character named Nigel I do in real life and pretend in public.
How I snuck into the premier party for Saturday Night Fever while working at the dry cleaners.
How Michael Keaton was the funniest stand-up ever and how he got pissed off with me after he became Batman.
How I kicked Jean Claud Van Dam's ass in front of 300 people and did it all verbally and wound up the hero.
How my ventriloquist dummy got me out of a speeding ticket.
How I left America and went to England, where I quickly established myself as a good working bankable comedian. I knew nobody over there and did it all on my own.
How a British comedy agent got me fired from the Jongleurs comedy chain and why.
How I created and produced an international comedy TV special, bringing together top British and American acts and how my star of the evening, a one Jerry Lewis, possibly "faked" his collapse, making international news.
AND, how I had to go out on stage and make this incredible announcement, which made international news...
Hear my incredible Uber driving stories, including the one when a passenger got naked in the backseat. OR when the Fox News reporter called to hassle me and how I dealt with his dumb ass.
And hear how The Comedians Assistance Fund, The Motion Picture and Television Fund and The Comedy Store helped me get a car so I can get around town and Uber again.
STORIES INCLUDE: Eddie Izzard, Rickie Gervais, Sam Kinison, Roseanne Barr, Andrew Dice Clay, Eddie Murphy, Burt Reynolds, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, Jackie Mason, Spinal Tap, Jim Carrey, Russell Brand, Groucho Marx, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler, Kevin Spacey (!), Larry David, George Clooney, Ringo Starr, Mel Brooks, and of course Jerry Lewis.
Most importantly, find out the symbolic reason I wear the tights! (the answer will surprise you)