By: Sharon Aron Baron
Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser has spent more than 30 years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. Voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time,” Reiser makes his way to Coral Springs for a one-night appearance Saturday, February 2 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
The NY-bred and LA-based Reiser has made a number of appearances on screen and even lent his talents behind the camera.
Reiser created and produced the seven-episode series ‘There’s….Johnny!’ The series, which Reiser co-created with filmmaker David Steven Simon and co-produced with David Gordon Green, intertwines authentic footage from “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” with a fictional story taking place behind the scenes at the iconic show in the early 1970’s. ‘There’s…. Johnny!’ premiered on Hulu in November, to critical praise.
Reiser joined the cast of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” for the series’ second season, which was released in October 2017 and renewed for a third season. In a role created by the Duffer brothers with him specifically in mind, Reiser played Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member of the Department of Energy who is brought to the small town to investigate the supernatural situations at play.
Reiser collaborated once again with David Gordon Green (‘Pineapple Express,’ ‘Prince Avalanche’), as well as with Steven Soderbergh on the critically-acclaimed hit Amazon series ‘Red Oaks.’ Reiser’s role as Doug Getty, the president of a New Jersey country club in a nostalgic 80’s themed setting, was called “one of his absolute finest, not just of late, but of ever.” The show’s third and final season premiered in October 2017.
The actor also co-stars alongside Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon in the action-comedy, ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ which debuted on August 3rd, 2018.
Additionally, Reiser has been cast in the latest project of ‘Mad Men’ showrunner Matthew Weiner, ‘The Romanoffs.’ The forthcoming Amazon mini-series is centered around the modern-day descendants of the mysterious Romanov dynasty. Reiser will co-star alongside Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert and Jack Huston. The show premiered on October 2018.
Paul will also be involved in an upcoming eight-part series that tells the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Fosse and Verdon, exploring the hidden corners of the show business, the price of pursuing greatness and suffering inflicted in the name of art, set to launch in 2019.
Showtime is Saturday, February 2, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.68 – $41.73.
Visit: Coral Springs Center for the Arts or call the box office at 954-344-5990.
The Center is located at 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs, FL 33065.