When Richard Chassler began his comedy career, people didn’t have cell phones, beepers were for doctors and “dealers” and Ronald Regan was still president! No newcomer to the world of Stand-Up Comedy, Richard brings many years of road touring experience to his hilarious show which has been described as a cross between a rollercoaster and a Grateful Dead concert, never giving you the same show twice.
As a young comic Richard had the good fortune to open for and learn from many of the bigger acts at the time including Rita Rudner and George Wallace. He even toured regularly with Marc Price, who, at the time, made his fame playing “Skippy” on the NBC hit show Family Ties. At one time, Richard was also one of the youngest headliners in the country!
Richard has toured extensively, performing in 49 out of 50 states in addition to playing abroad. He has also appeared on MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central in addition to various television and film roles acting roles. He has worked with Richard Pryor, Rita Rudner, Sam Kinison, Bobcat Goldthwait and Jeff Ross to name a few and spent four years touring with one of his closest friends and cult comedy legend, the late Mitch Hedberg.
Richard’s show is a “quirky” mix of true-life experiences, a healthy dose of observational humor and a lot of improvisation. Being a trained improviser and super quick wit, you never know what direction Richard’s show is going to take as he loves to play with the crowd and keep the audience not just laughing but also thinking just a little bit.
Richard is also an accomplished voice over actor and has done many different voices for cartoons and commercials. His voice has been heard in many commercials for products such as Kia, Nextel, St, Pauley Girl Beer, Blue Bunny Ice cream, and most recently BMW. He is the author of a book and recently worked as writer/producer on the General Electric Sponsored web-series, “Funny By Nature”.
Richard’s show is a lot of fun and surely not one you’ll soon forget. This is one show
you do not want to miss!