The New York Times has called David Steinberg “a comic institution himself.” A legendary comedian, Steinberg is now regarded as one of the best and most creative directors working in television today. After his first appearance on The Tonight Show, he became one of Johnny Carson’s favorite guests and hosts, with 140 appearances, second only to Bob Hope. He began his comedy career with The Second City and influenced the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, John Candy and others who followed him there. Steinberg’s prolific career as a stand-up comedian included four comedy albums and two Grammy nominations. His controversial sermons were responsible for the cancellation of The Smothers Brothers CBS show in the 1960’s. Famous for being funny on both sides of the camera, he has directed many shows, including Friends, Newhart, Seinfeld, Mad About You, Weeds and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Steinberg teamed with Steve Carell as Executive Producer and star of Inside Comedy a comedy documentary series airing on Showtime. In addition, Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (2013), a documentary on Steinberg was recently released. You can also hear Steinberg in conversation with comedians, entertainers, creators and artistic greats, discussing life, art and comedy on The David Steinberg Podcast.
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