Slideshow: Comedian Richard Lewis on His New Book ‘Reflections From Hell’

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Richard Lewis before his appearance at the City Winery in Chicago.

CHICAGO – The “Prince of Pain” was in Chicago recently. Richard Lewis, the overtly introspective and hilarious stand up comedian, has written a new book – “Reflections From Hell” – and appeared at Chicago’s City Winery, plus sold out two shows at the legendary Zanies comedy club.

The Brooklyn-born Lewis began performing stand-up comedy in late 1970s. After making numerous appearances on David Letterman in the 1980s, he landed on the sitcom “Anything But Love” in 1989, which ran for four seasons. Other TV projects include “Daddy Dearest,” Showtime’s “Rude Awakening,” and a recurring role (as himself) on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Films include “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “Once Upon a Crime” and “Leaving Las Vegas.” He popularized the phrase “The _____ from hell,” which contributed to the title of his new book, “Reflections from Hell.”

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com was in the green room with Richard Lewis right before his book promotion appearance at City Winery. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. RICHLEW1: The new book from Richard Lewis is ‘Reflections From Hell.’
  2. RICHLEW2: Richard Lewis before his appearance at the City Winery in Chicago.
  3. RICHLEW3: The many moods of Richard Lewis.
  4. RICHLEW4: Richard Lewis and Carl Nicholas Titolo, the illustrator for the book.

“Reflections from Hell,” by Richard Lewis, is available wherever books are sold.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2015 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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