The Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center’s Ataloa Theatre at East Central University is proud to present the legendary Paul Reiser at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.
A seasoned comedian, actor, writer and producer, Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. He co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series “Mad About You” which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. The series is now available in its entirety on DVD.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online by visiting www.ecok.edu/FineArts or by calling 580-559-5751.
Reiser returned to television in the FX series “Married” and can now be seen on the Amazon series “Red Oaks.” The coming-of-age comedy is set in the "go-go" 80’s and follows a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end and the future begins. Paul plays the club president of Red Oaks, Getty. The second season will premiere on Amazon Nov. 11.
Reiser was recently reunited with Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Mark Rolston, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn from the 1986 film “Aliens,” at the Texas International Comic Con. The reunion was the first of its kind for the cast of “Aliens” on American soil.
It continues to be a busy 2016 year for film making for Paul Reiser. Following his role in the Academy Award winning film "Whiplash," he has appeared in numerous feature films including “Concussion," with Will Smith, "The Darkness" alongside Kevin Bacon, "Devil in the Deep Blue Sea" with Jason Sudeikis and Maisie Williams, "Miles" with Molly Shannon and “Joshy” directed by Jeff Baena.
In September, Paul will be seen in John McDonagh's "War on Everyone" with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena. Later this year he will join John C. Reilly & Aubrey Plaza in “The Little Hours” followed by director Lake Bells new film “What’s the Point” with Ed Helms & Mary Stennburgen.
Not one to abandon his roots in stand-up, in between projects Reiser tours the country performing to sold-out venues across the country and was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”
In 2005, was the release of "The Thing About My Folks," Reiser’s first original screenplay in which he starred alongside Oscar-winning actors Peter Fall and Olympia Dukakis.
In 2003, Reiser made his stage debut in Woody Allen’s directorial play debut “Writer’s Block.” Reiser's successes also include his books “Couplehood,” which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list, as well as his follow up bestsellers “Babyhood” and “Familyhood.”
Born and raised in New York City, Paul attended the State University of New York at Binghamton where he majored in music. Reiser co-wrote the theme song from “Mad About You” with Grammy-winning producer Don Was, and in 2011 released an album of original songs with British singer / songwriter Julia Fordham called “Unusual Suspects."
Reiser's earlier films include “Diner,” “Bye Bye Love,” “The Marrying Man,” “Aliens,” “One Night at McCool’s,” and “Beverly Hills Cop I and II”.
The 2016-17 ECU Fine Arts Season is sponsored by Communication Federal Credit Union, The Ada News, Score Broadcasting, Hampton Inn and Suites, Vision Bank, Santa Fe Cattle Co., Citizen’s Bank, ECU Bookstore, Vintage 22 and LaQuinta Inns and Suites.