"Rick's shows were clearly the
highlight of every day that he performed and crowds ranging upwards
to 500 people proclaimed that fact loudly with applause and cheers."
Wayne Specht, Artistic
Director, Vancouver International Comedy Festival
"Rick Lewis is without question
the most entertaining and talented physical comedian I have ever
seen. If you want your audience, whatever age, to laugh and smile
'til it hurts, then hire Rick now. He will undoubtedly exceed all
of your expectations."
Tim Black, Programming
Coordinator, Eugene Celebration
"Your antics as a waiter are being
retold a thousand times over and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them."
Jack Koraleski, Executive
Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Union Pacific Railroad
"Rick Lewis is a very talented
physical comedian who seems to have been born to make people laugh.
I would recommend him to anyone looking for an entertainer that
is appropriate for all audiences -- his humor transcends racial,
gender and age boundaries."
Valerie Sharp, Director,
Corporate Communications, Intrawest Corporation
"I have coordinated many events
in the past, but never have I experienced the "Rick Lewis" experience.
The entire room was in tears with laughter. Very few comedians can
captivate every single soul in the audience and keep the act tasteful
and politically correct."
Mark Gajb, Manager, Risk,
Safety and Emergency Planning, Corporation of the City of New Westminster
"Your comedy waiter routine and
the entertaining show which you performed has already become legendary.
One of our group had to leave the room three times she was so consumed
Michael V. Roche, Managing
Partner, Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin & Lang
Rick Lewis' The Comedy Waiter
is perfect entertainment for events, which include dining and /
or cocktails. For such a function, Rick establishes himself as a
server, coordinating his attire to exactly what the existing catering
or venue staff are wearing, and begins as The Waiter, filling
water glasses for guests.
Once established in the minds of the guests as a bonafide server,
The Waiter begins displaying conspicuously out of character
behaviors, which become more outrageous as the evening progresses.
Filling water glasses to the very top, knocking silverware onto
the floor, getting caught on a purse strap on the back of a chair,
tripping over a table leg, banging his head on the underside of
a table while retrieving a dropped item, and finally, executing
full prat falls in the aisles with trays of unbreakable items that
make big sounds are all ways that The Waiter becomes the
object of conversation and attention. Near the end of this portion
of Rick's routine, some people are catching on, while others are
still thinking The Waiter is a real life server having a
very bad day.
To insure that the ordinary operations of wait staff are not interrupted,
Rick arranges for the catering/banquet manager to brief the rest
of his/her staff, so everyone who is key to the smooth running of
the actual event is not distracted by the performance.
Finally, Rick emerges triumphantly on his six foot unicycle with
the water jug in one hand and a white towel over one arm and proceeds
to wheel around filling water glasses with precision. The crowd
roars and cheers in delight upon realizing that they have been fooled,
and everything is perfectly planned and under control after all.
As a transition from The Comedy Waiter routine to Rick's
headline performance, Rick can perform table to table close-up magic
as an additional set before his main show if time allows.
Rick's finale is a riveting cascade of non-stop action and entertainment
anchored by unicycling, juggling, acrobatics and physical comedy.
The show is tight, clean, one-of-a-kind, and packed with skills,
including a twelve-foot unicycle routine that is world renowned.
A rubber-faced silent clown who superbly integrates the biting verbal
humor of a comic on the edge, Rick weaves old-fashioned vaudeville,
the expertise of circus, and participatory theatre into a captivating,