Steven Wright is a 65-year-old American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, film producer, and reality TV star.
Wright ranks 23rd in Comedy Central’s list of 100 best monolinguists and 15th Greatest Comedian out of 50 by Rolling Stone.
He is famed for his signature approach to jokes, often employing his wit and talent. Having been in this field for several years, it’s normal to be curious about how much wealth he has accrued.
The article will also explore facts about his family and wife in particular. Continue reading below.
About Steven Wright’s career.
Steven Alexander Wright was born on the 6th of December 1955 in Cambridge. However, Wright grew up in Burlington, along with three other siblings in a middle-class family.
His father worked for NASA as an electronic technician. This was during the Apollo spacecraft program. Later on in life, Wright’s father would become a truck driver.
Steven is biracial since his mother was of Italian roots while his father’s great grandparents were Scottish. Wright was raised a religious man, following the doctrine of the Roman Catholic.
As far as his educational background is concerned, he earned an associate degree from Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Steven Right kicked off his career in 1978 after leaving Emerson College. It’s in Boston where he got his first gig as a stand-up comedian under Comedy Connection.
From Boston, his star started to rise as his horizons expanded to other fields like production.
Awards, Nominations, and other achievements.
In 1985, his film, ‘I have a Pony,’ was a nominee for a Grammy Award. Four years later, in 1989, he received an Oscar award for a film he co-wrote and starred in, ‘The Appointments of Dennis Jennings.’
In 2007, he produced the film ‘I still have a Pony,’ which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Additionally, he was also a core member of the production team responsible for ‘Louie.’
Like most of his other works, this project received an Emmy Award nomination.
Steven Wright was the first to be inducted intp the Boston Hall of Fame in 2008. On television, Wright worked on NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show.’
This invitation came a week after Peter Lassaly, a producer, spotted him performing in the Ding Ho comedy club.
By the end of the show, Johnny Carson was pleased that Wright had made the appearance.
Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them
If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
When you write the word “monkey” a million times, do you start to think you’re Shakespeare?
If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.
In my house, on the ceilings, I have paintings of the rooms above…so I never have to go upstairs.
In school, every period ends with a bell. Every sentence ends with a period. Every crime ends with a sentence.
It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to have to paint it.
When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I’m leaving.
When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, “Well, what do you need?”
When I was in boy scouts, I slipped on the ice and hurt my ankle. A little old lady had to help me across the street.
When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.
Who is General Failure, and why is he reading my hard disk?
Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
Wright, a deadpan comedian, has some of the funniest jokes of all time. The following are ten of his famous jokes, most of which are about himself:
‘I almost broke both my arms trying to hold open a revolving door for a woman.’ To be romantic, at times, you have to take risks, and he did.
‘Every morning, I get up and make instant coffee, and I drink it, so I have the energy to make real coffee.’ His comment on coffee for breakfast.
‘I’m going to get a tattoo over my whole body of me but taller.’ How is that possible, wait, maybe on his shadow?
‘I broke a mirror in my house, and I’m supposed to get seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.’ Property destruction is such a grievous offense.
‘I called the wrong number today. Then said, ‘Hello, is Joey there?’ A woman answered, and she said, ‘Yes, he is.’ And I said, ‘Can I speak to him please?’ She said, ‘No, he can’t talk right now; he’s only two months old.’ I said, ‘Alright, I’ll wait.” Patience in action.
‘When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I’m leaving.’ Is that how he dealt with loneliness? Maybe.
‘I got a new dog. He’s a paranoid retriever. He brings back everything because he’s not sure what I threw him’. That, by no chance, could be the best mate for a lonely chap.
‘I stayed up one night playing poker with Tarot cards. Then I got a full house, and four people died.’
‘I went to a place to eat. It said ‘breakfast at any time.’ So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.’ So gross.
‘I’m writing a book. I have the page numbers done; now I have to fill in the rest.’ He is yet to finish his first book.
Reliable sources estimate that Steven Wright’s net worth currently sits at $2 million. This has come after several decades of hard work. His wealth can be broken down like this.
He earns around $344,000 per year or $29,000 per month. These numbers stem from his work as a comedian, writer, and producer during his prime years.
He appears in several films, producing a few more in the process, some of which received major nominations and were globally recognized.
Additionally, Wright has also produced a plethora of music albums. It’s unclear how much he has earned from that, but it has greatly improved his net worth.
Steven Right Wife and family.
At 65 years old, the amazing news is that Wright is still single. One can argue that he was so invested in his career that he neglected what other people consider necessary, like having a wife or partner and raising a family of his own.
Wright has also not revealed his sexual orientation. However, he gave a hint in one of his jokes back in 1986.
Steven said that he broke up with his girlfriend after realizing she brought about bad lack, having been with her when his baseball team lost a critical match.
However, he did not reveal the identity of the woman. However, in one instance, he gave a clue that could lead to her. He said she lives in Chicago, and he often calls her when they win a match.
It is perplexing how he kept his private life off the radar. One fact still stands, he is neither a husband to any woman nor a father of any child.
Social Media and Rumors of Death.
Wright has a Facebook fan page with over 53K followers. It is also his official account since it is verified. Interestingly, he does not have Instagram.
Instead, one of his fans created a handle to post some of his favorite jokes and quotes. Besides not being on Twitter, his name trended back in July 2019.
Reading through the tweets, most of the people thought that he had passed on.
He shares his name with several people, including other celebrities. It turned out that the trend had nothing to do with the comedian himself.
Steven Wright’s Wiki-Facts.
|Full name||Steven Alexander Wright|
|Age||65 years old.|
|Date of Birth||6th December 1955|
|Place of Birth||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA|
|Profession||Comedian, writer, actor, and film producer|
|Net worth||$2 million.|
|Parents||Lucille Dolly and Alexander K. Wright|