~ Al Lubel ~
Al has one of the best jokes I have ever heard"
- Jerry Seinfeld
"A terrifically funny comedian"
- David Letterman
At first, Al practiced law during the day and comedy at night. Getting stage time is hard for a beginning comic, so Al would sometimes stand up in the middle of a Denny’s restaurant, and unannounced, do five minutes. And he always did well because he had everyone’s rapt attention because everyone was scared he might hurt them.
Al gradually improved, getting work on the road and leaving the law behind. Within a year he won the $100,000 Comedy Grand Prize on Star Search.
Doing the Tonight Show was a childhood fantasy, so Al auditioned and became one of the last comics to appear with Johnny Carson.
He went on to do six more Tonight Show appearances with Jay Leno and then made five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Al has also played an attorney on the Blake Clark HBO Comedy Hour and has been featured in the Showtime and PBS special, A Standup Life.
He was a series regular, playing Bill Walton’s friend in the the ESPN series, Bill Walton’s Long Strange Trip.
Al’s solo show, "Al Alone", won the Amused Moose Award Judges Prize as the best one person show in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also was nominated for best performer for a solo show by the Barry Awards at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In March, Al was Marc Maron’s podcast guest on WTF with Marc Maron.
Al does admit to missing the practice of law. He says, “I’d like to have just one more trial, something serious like a murder trial because right before I give my closing argument and my defence client’s fate hinges on each and every word I say I want to see his face when I turn to him and whisper, I’m a comedian!”
Al is currently in the U.K. and is available for live performances, castings, recordings and voiceovers