2009-05-15 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Comedian Steven Wright Coming To Westbury

Live Nation proudly presents Academy Award winner and Grammy nominated comedian Steven Wright at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury for a night of surreal, cerebral deadpan comedy on Sunday, May 31st at 7 PM. Tickets begin at $39.50 and are available exclusively online at Live- Nation.com, charge by phone at 1-877-598- 8694, at the Westbury box office, and at participating Blockbuster® stores. Save 25% when you purchase a select 4-pack of tickets to this show while supplies last. For membership information, visit www.westburymembership. com.

Wright began performing stand up in 1982 and released his first comedy album three years later titled "I Have APony." The album received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. In 1989, he won an Academy Award for his short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings.

Wright has since released several comedy specials on DVD and has appeared in many films including Desperately Seeking Susan, So I Married An Axe Murderer, and Half Baked.

In December 2008, Steven was honored as the first inductee into the Boston Comedy Hall of Fame. Steven can be seen regularly as a guest with Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Craig Ferguson.

This June, Steven's 1985 groundbreaking "I Have A Pony" will be rereleased by Warner Bros Records. Steven's second CD, "I Still Have APony," earned him a 2008 Grammy nomination and his most recent hour Comedy Central special, "When The Leaves Blow Away," is available now on DVD.

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