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Rick Reynolds (born December 13, 1951)[1] is an American comedian known for his one-man shows Only the Truth Is Funny and All Grown Up...and No Place to Go.

Rick Reynolds
Born (1951-12-13) December 13, 1951 (age 67)
OccupationActor, writer, comedian

Only the Truth Is Funny began as a theatrical show[2] and was eventually broadcast on Showtime and nominated for a 1993 Emmy Award for writing.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Reynolds was born in Wood Village, Oregon, a suburb of in Portland. His father drowned when Rick was six months old.[1][2] His manic depressive mother brought in several stepfathers, who were abusive.[1][3]

He graduated from Portland State University in 1976 with a BS in philosophy, and also married his first wife while at school.[1]

He met his second wife, Lisa, in San Francisco, and married her in 1983.[1] In 1989, Reynolds moved with his family from Hollywood to Petaluma, California, about which Reynolds said "none of my neighbors have written a screenplay."[1] Their first son, Cooper, was born in 1988 or 1989.[1] They divorced in 2000.[4]

Life... and StuffEdit

In 1997, Reynolds starred in the short-lived sitcom Life... and Stuff,[5] which he also co-created.[6] Prior to the release of Life... and Stuff Reynolds was quoted at a press conference saying, "If this is canceled, and my whole career has worked toward this point . . .," Reynolds said, letting the thought hang. "Who am I kidding? Is it going to happen again? I'm not a great-looking guy and I'm 45 now. This is it. So, of course, I'll be devastated."[7]

Comedic showsEdit

  • "Only the Truth Is Funny" (1991)[4]
  • "All Grown Up ... And No Place to Go" (1995)[4]
  • "Love, God, Sex (and Other Stuff I Don't Have)" (2009)[4]
  • "Only the Truth Is Funny: Mid-Life at the Oasis" (2009)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Podolsky, J.D. (September 9, 1991). "Reynolds' Rap". People. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Christon, Lawrence (October 14, 1990). "COMEDY : Is This America's Next Great Comedian? : What's it take for a stand-up comedian to be 'discovered'? Rick Reynolds should know—this is his second time around". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Kuchwara, Michael (June 16, 1991). "Life Stories and Laughter". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d Linn, Steven (November 12, 2009). "Theater review: Rick Reynolds attempts to amuse". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
  5. ^ James, Caryn (June 6, 1997). "His So-Called Life: Days of Whine and Neuroses". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Review: 'Life and Stuff'". Variety. June 6, 1997.
  7. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (June 5, 1997). "'Life . . . and Stuff' is just awful". Desert News.

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