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Lenny Schmidt first stepped on stage in the late nineteen-eighties. From Day one, Lenny’s act focused on life. It was real stories, problems, issues, every night, every show.
Everything in Lenny’s life has been discussed on stage; his alcoholic father, kids, divorce, sex life, therapy, neurosis.
iT’S REAL LIFE. IT’S REAL COMEDY.
After several years of bouncing back and forth between the L.A. comedy scene and the road, Lenny returned home to study in Chicago, He studied to improve with some of the most renowned Improvisors of that time; Neil Flynn, AdamMcKay, and Del Close. Soon, he was writing, directing, producing, and performing live comedy shows all over Chicago. He juggled all of this while furthering his already successful stand-up comedy career.
Lenny moved back to Hollywood in 1999. He has films, such as “Joe Dirt” and “The Ugly Truth”, and TV shows; “Castle”, “True Blood”, “Big Love”, “ER”, and “Desperate Housewives.” Played “Terry” on the MTV sitcom “The Inbetweeners.” Lenny has also written, directed, produced, and performed in several short films, and Theater presentations, including his own one-man show titled “Better”. When the world turned to “New Media”, Lenny took his creations to the web. Creating his own channel on YouTube. “The Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network” boasts over 300 hours of original shows, clips and podcasts. Everything from Stand-up to self-produced and created shows. Just go to www.LennySchmidt.com to get connected to all of it.
Lenny continues to stay true to his first love, Stand-up Comedy. He combines his Improv training with real-life storytelling in a high-energy performance that he has taken globally. He’s performed on thousands of stages in numerous countries. Whether it’s a small stage in Culver City, CA, a cruise ship in The South Pacific, or a University in Canada, Lenny is on a stage working, writing, creating… Everyday. His biggest influences are where it started for him; Richard Pryor and Sam Kinison, the masters of bringing their life to the stage, making their pain funny.
Real Life = Real Comedy