Perhaps Mel Brooks put it best when he said, "Richard Lewis may just be the Franz Kafka of modern day comedy."
Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. Comedy Central has recognized Mr. Lewis as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time.
Lewis has a recurring guest star role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, playing true-to-life as one of Larry David's closest friends. Vanity Fair stated, "The supporting cast of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm is a murderer's row of stand-up comedians…cutting loose in character roles with killer instinct."
With scores of other guest acting appearances in TV series and films he tries to be as diverse as possible in his choices from appearing on such shows as 2 1/2 Men, 'Til Death, The Cleaner, The Dead Zone, Alias, and Seventh Heaven. Most close to his heart was his four year run in ABC's critically acclaimed series Anything But Love, co-starring with Jamie Lee Curtis
He may hold title to having the most late night appearances, chalking up well over 100 appearances with Dave, Jay, Conan, Jon, Stern, Ferguson and Maher.