Shapiro, a 25-year comedy stage veteran and master of long-form and Improv can be seen on multiple television channels: HBO, FX, CBS, IFC and Showtime. Shapiro just finished filming IFC’S MARON, where he is a recurring guest. But Shapiro is known for his multiple performances in LOUIS CK’s projects, (HBO’s LUCKY LOUIE, FX’s LOUIE, TOMORROW NIGHT and others). Shapiro’s film credits includePROJECT X and POOTIE TANG. Shapiro’s radio presence on multiple SiriusXM shows (O&A, Stern, Ron & Fez) can be heard on repeat. Shapiro has two CD’s currently out (CATALYST FOR CHANGE & UNCONDITIONAL LOVE) as well as his first book UNFILTERED. Shapiro can be found acting and performing on both coasts.
Rick Shapiro is one of the most innovative and surreal comedic artists to date: A staple of the NYC and LA Underground Comedy Scene. His life story is featured in “Give It Up,” a book by award-winning author Adrian LeBlanc. Additionally, Rick is featured in the latest award-winning comedic book SATIRISTAS.
- Rick Shapiro known for his hilarious appearances in the HBO sitcom, “Lucky Louie,” as the brother-in-law Jerry.
- Rick has also been a featured performer on Conan O’Brien, Tough Crowd and Howard Stern, XM Radio: Opie and Anthony, Raw Dog and National Lampoon Radio.
- Rick performed at the 2007 Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival where he received numerous 4 and 5 star reviews from publications such as Chortle, Metro, The List and others. This publicity then prompted Rick’s 45 day tour throughout the UK. Rick then performed for two weeks at the Soho Theatre in London, The Glasgow Comedy Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, the Galway Comedy Festival in Ireland
- Rick returned to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008
- Rick is featured on the Season 1 DVD release of Louie CK’s FX show, Louie
- Rick was cast in FX’s TV show, THE LEAGUE – Fall ‘11
- Rick was cast in CBS’s ‘2 Broke Girls’ – Fall ’11
- Rick’s second DVD (CATALYST FOR CHANGE) will release in March ‘12
- Rick’s first book of personal writings and poetry will release in March ‘12
- Rick is working with ‘SIX POINT HARNESS’ animation studio on a secret animation project
- Shapiro held the role of ‘T-Rick’ in Warner Brother’s feature film ‘Project X’