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John DeBellis’ STANDUP GUYS: A Generation of Laughs is a comic’s memoir that welcomes the reader on and off stage with THE young comedians of the '80s and 90s: Larry David, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Bill Maher, Gilbert Gottfried, Elayne Boosler, Rita Rudner, Larry Miller, Joe Piscopo, Robert Wuhl, Paul Reiser, and Jerry Seinfeld among them, who survived and thrived due to talent, passion, and camaraderie. It’s a memoir rich in humor, pathos, and insight.
DeBellis has written for David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Piscopo, Elayne Boosler, Billy Crystal, Bill Maher, and Dennis Miller; and has done staff writing for Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Politically Incorrect, The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour, sitcoms, and the Huffington Post..
He was head writer for the critically acclaimed syndicated satire, D.C. Follies, and was supervising producer and writer for the ACE Award-winning Joe Piscopo special on HBO.
DeBellis produced what many critics said was the best special ever done about standup comedy, Comedy Club Super Stars, on ABC, which included Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Bill Maher, Rita Rudner, Paula Poundstone, Larry Miller, and Tim Allen.
John just completed writing and directing his first feature film, The Last Request, starring T.R. Knight, Danny Aiello, Frankie Vincent, Vinnie Pastore, Gilbert Gottfried, Mario Cantone, Joe Piscopo, Tony Lo Bianco, and Barbara Feldon.
John's great friend, comedian Steve Mittleman will be joining us in the revelry!
It's good to talk.