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Comedian Richard Lewis is "Exhausted."

Standup comic Richard Lewis. In his act, Lewis portrays a spastic, tortured, self-deprecating man living a life of unrelieved pain. He says of his comedy that after he's finished his act "people throw prescription drugs and the names of their therapists instead of roses. I'm the wreck they can't be." Lewis has appeared roughly 35 times on the "Late Night with David Letterman" show. His new HBO comedy special, "Richard Lewis: I'm Exhausted Concert," premieres on June 18th.

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Other segments from the episode on June 16, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 16, 1988: Interview with Walter Hill; Review of Living Colour's album "Vivid"; Interview with Richard Lewis; Review of the film "Bull Durham."

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