With a shtick that harkened back to a bygone era, renaissance man Billy Crystal would rightfully earn his place as one of Hollywood's most endearing stars. Comedian-actor-writer-director-producer-emcee-author, were all hats the perpetually peppy entertainer wore at one time or another. As a frequent host of the annual Academy Awards, Crystal also found himself regarded as arguably the best emcee the ceremony had ever had, save Bob Hope. In addition to onscreen efforts, Crystal would lend his vocal talents to the Disney/Pixar mega-hit Monsters, Inc. In 1984 when Crystal joined the cast of Saturday Night Live he took television by storm by creating the character Fernando, a superficial nightclub performer for whom everything is "mahvelous." As either a performer or a personality, Crystal remains one of the most versatile, prolific and beloved figures in entertainment
At the Hudson Union Crystal will discuss the most powerful and memorable moments of his storied life and provide a roadmap to the absurdities and challenges that come along with aging. He will reflect on everything from his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, to making City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, Analyze This, Monsters Inc, to his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Each paid attendee will receive Billy Crystal’s paperback book Still Foolin’ ‘Em which is a triumphant counterpunch to the indignities of aging, from the beloved comedian who for forty years has captured the anxieties and joys of many generations. The event is sponsored by TOWN Residential. We are delighted to be partnering with TOWN Residential and the NYU Alumni Office. Early RSVPs are suggested here as the event will reach capacity.