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David Steinberg

Recognized by The New York Times as “a comic institution all by himself” and “a cross between Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce,” David Steinberg is one of the most original comedians and most revered entertainers of our time. His longstanding career, which began at The Second City in Chicago in the ‘60s, has encompassed all facets of media and entertainment—from TV, film, and advertising—and has directly influenced comedy greats like John Belushi and Bill Murray, among others. During his prolific career as a stand-up comedian, Steinberg recorded and released four comedy albums, including Booga! Booga!, which earned him a Grammy nomination in the Best Comedy Recording category in 1974. Equally funny and uniquely creative on both sides of the camera, Steinberg has also won two Emmy Awards for his work as a writer on the Academy Awards programs in 1991 and 1992, in addition to his multiple award nominations for his directing work on critically acclaimed TV shows like Friends, Seinfeld, Mad About You, Weeds, and Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO. He has written, produced, and acted in many feature films and has directed movies like Paternity starring Burt Reynolds, Going Berserk starring John Candy, and The Wrong Guy starring Dave Foley. Steinberg’s directing work also comprises more than 300 commercials, for which he’s earned multiple awards in virtually every advertising-related competition, including two Clio Awards as well as the prestigious Silver Lion Award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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