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Rick Shapiro

Rick Shapiro

Rick is a staple of the NYC and LA Underground Comedy Scene. His life story is featured in Getting It Right, a book by award-winning author Adrian LeBlanc, which will be published by Random House this summer. Rick has been a featured performer on Conan O'Brien, Tough Crowd and Howard Stern. For Conan, he created Richard Black and appeared as himself doing angry rant poetry and sketches. Rick has also performed on Law and Order, Deadline and Saturday Night Live.

Commercially, he created a character for Nintendo, which won the most popular character contest voted by Nintendo users.

On stage he has performed on the popular Tony and Tina's Wedding, and performed in Edmond, directed by David Mamet.

Rick has also performed various original one man shows Repeat Offender, Unleashed, Torment at the Flea Theater, The Bowery and Melrose Improv. He also performs live regularly at the Sidewalk Cafe in NYC.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Rick Shapiro Facts

OccupationComedian, Actor

Selected Filmography

Not available.