The six-time Emmy®-winner, nine-time Oscar® host and star of such films as When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers and The Princess Bride is turning 65.
He’s not thrilled, but in true Billy Crystal fashion, outlines the absurdities of growing older with wit and heart at 92Y and in his new book, Still Foolin’ ’Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
With his trademark wit and heart, Still Foolin’ ’Em outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like “Buying the Plot” and “Nodding Off,” Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at "Saturday Night Live," When Harry Met Sally and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever “test positive for Maalox”), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (“the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac”), grandparenting, and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal’s reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.
Whoopi Goldberg is known throughout the world for her accomplishments as a performer, author, producer and humanitarian. She is one of an elite group of artists who have won Grammy, Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony awards. Her films include The Color Purple, Ghost, Sister Act, The Lion King and How Stella Got Her Groove Back and her many television credits range from series, mini-series and talk shows to movies and specials and she is currently moderator of "The View." She is thrilled to share the stage again with her friend and co-host of nine “Comic Relief” telecasts, Billy Crystal.
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This lecture is underwritten by Nancy and Paul G. Levy as part of the Funny People Series endowed by Buddy Teich.