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Paul Reiser

Posted April 10, 2014, at 8:33 a.m.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: The Gracie, 1 College Circle, Bangor, Maine

For more information: 207-941-7051; gracietheatre.com

The Gracie in Bangor, ME is proud to present Paul Reiser April 12th. Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Paul Reiser re-emerges on the comedy scene with his quick wit and comedic talent. Comedy patrons across the country are in for a real treat when Reiser hits the stage and unleashes his hilarious insights about the absurdities of modern life.

A seasoned actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. In addition to co-creating and starring in the critically acclaimed NBC series, “Mad About You,” which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Reiser this year starred opposite Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in the Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie “Behind The Candelabra,” a film that won eleven primetime Emmy’s.

Also this year, Reiser can be seen in two highly anticipated Sundance Film Festival contenders; “Life After Beth,” a horror-comedy starring Aubrey Plaza and Oscar-nominees Anna Kendrick and John C. Reilly; and “Whiplash,” based on a 2013 Sundance-winning short film of the same name starring JK Simmons and Sundance Festival favorite Miles Teller. He is currently shooting the first season of the new FX show “Married,” which will premiere this fall.

Perhaps lesser known are Reiser’s musical talents. Paul wrote the “Mad About You” Theme song (with Grammy-winning producer Don Was) “The Final Frontier” –which has the distinction of having been broadcast on Mars (it was chosen by NASA mission directors as the “wake up call” for the Sojourner Rover there.) Paul’s most recent music project was releasing Unusual Suspects – an album of original songs he wrote with celebrated British singer/songwriter Julia Fordham, on which Reiser also arranged and played piano.

Some of Reiser’s other film roles have included “Aliens,” “Beverly Hills Cop (I and II),” “Diner,” “Bye, Bye Love,” “The Marrying Man,” and “The Thing About My Folks” – which he wrote and starred in with Academy Award winning actors Peter Falk and Olympia Dukakis. From his first appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, through his success on television and film, Paul has spent most of his life making people laugh. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Paul at his grassroots, performing live, up close and personal.

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