TOMS RIVER, NJ – Veteran actor, writer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser will perform at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College on Saturday, October 8 at 8 p.m., with singer-songwriter Vance Gilbert opening the evening. Tickets are $55-35.
One of the most prolific actors, comedians, and television writers currently working in Hollywood, Reiser has received multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, and was named one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”
Throughout his career, he has starred in numerous hit TV shows, including Stranger Things, The Kominsky Method, and the iconic ’90s sitcom Mad About You, which he co-created with Helen Hunt. Reiser has worked with both independent and mainstream filmmakers, garnering praise for performances in such films as Diner, Aliens, and Beverly Hills Cop as well as the Academy Award-winning Whiplash, John McDonagh’s War on Everyone and Jeff Baena’s Horse Girl, which premiered at Sundance in 2020.
His first book, Couplehood, sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times best-sellers list. His subsequent books, Babyhood and Familyhood, were also best sellers.
A New York City native, Reiser graduated from SUNY Binghamton’s prestigious music program before finding his calling as a comedian performing in New York clubs. He still regularly performs stand-up at sold-out venues nationwide.
Reiser’s special guest, Vance Gilbert, exploded onto the folk and acoustic music scene in the early ’90s, building his reputation through compelling, funny and provocative live performances that defy stereotypes. Gilbert has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker and George Carlin, and has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious gatherings.