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August 13, 1998

Rhino Home Video Unleashes The Troubled Psyche Of Richard Lewis In Magical Misery Tour On August 18

Richard Lewis, one of the most respected talents in comedytoday, suffers through another "date from hell" on August 18 with the videorelease of his HBO special, MAGICAL MISERY TOUR. Filmed before a liveaudience at the historic Bottom Line in New York City, HBO aired theone-hour special in December 1996 to celebrate the 25th anniversary ofLewis' stand-up career. MAGICAL MISERY TOUR is priced for sell-through at$14.95 and is available via retail outlets or by calling RhinoDirect at(800) 432-0020 (Consumer) or (800) 843-3670 (Trade).

Fans of Lewis' stand-up concert material won't want to miss the animated,fast-talking comedian in action as he obsesses on himself, offering up richdetails and earnest confessions on his life. Performing for the first timein over two years, Lewis' uninhibited performance in MAGICAL MISERY TOUR,his fourth cable special, captured critical acclaim. The Los Angeles Timesraved: "Dysfunction ridden Richard Lewis overcame career burnout and, withhis Magical Misery Tour, returned to clubs to unleash his best show ever."The Toronto Star praised Lewis' performance as "...honest and his honestyis compelling while at the same time hilarious."

Lewis costarred with Jamie Lee Curtis in the critically acclaimed seriesAnything But Love in 1989, and he has made frequent guest appearances onLate Night With David Letterman, The Tonight Show, and Howard Stern. Lewisearned rave reviews in his first dramatic role in the 1997 independent filmDrunks and he also received recognition for his cameo appearance in LeavingLas Vegas.

In the spring of 1999 his dark musings will be printed for all fans toabsorb in his collection of fearless, essay style riffs, The Other GreatDepression. With this ability to showcase his talents through such a broadspectrum of media, it's no wonder GQ magazine listed Lewis as one of the"20th Century's Most Influential Humorists."

For further information, screeners, interviews, or artwork regardingRICHARD LEWIS: MAGICAL MISERY TOUR, please call Brenda Lowry at Rhino HomeVideo.

Pre-order date: July 28, 1998
Format: VHS; VHS Hi Fi
Street date: August 18, 1998
Running Time: XX minutes
Sug. Retail Price: $14.95

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