Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words

"For all intents and purposes, Oberst IS Grizzard"

Birmingham News

"Bill Oberst as Grizzard is uncanny... eerie... marvelous!"

Mike Morgan, Knight-Ridder

"The audience laughed 'till they cried... funny and touching."

Scott Harper, The Times

A weekend of special events celebrating the wit and genius of Lewis Grizzaard will be held Oct 16-17 the author's native Coweta County.
Actor Bill Oberst Jr. on how he developed his portrayal of Lewis
Atlanta Journal Constitution 2008 article "Dedra Grizzard: Fourth Wife Is The Keeper Of The Flame"
Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2010 article: "Grizzard's Words Still Resonate In One-Man Show"
Encylopedia Of Southern Culture Entry: Lewis Grizzard
Lewis Grizzard's hometown looks at ways to attract more visitors.
Lewis Grizzard's Obituary From The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Lewis Grizzard On YouTube
SHOW REVIEW: "Grizzard Imitator Fills Theater To Capacity"
SHOW REVIEW: "Grizzard Impersonator Stris Laughter And Tears"
SHOW REVIEW: "Oberst Captures Grizzard's Wit, Charm"
SHOW REVIEW: "Portrayal Of Grizzard Funny; Eerily Real"
SHOW REVIEW: "WXIA's Wes Sarginson: I Played Tennis With Lewis; Oberst Has Grizzard Down"
The New York Times: "Lewis Grizzard: Is It True What He Says About Dixie?"
Weekend celebration of the wit and genius of Grizzard to be held Oct 16-17 in his native Coweta County, GA
 

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Lewis packed 'em in throughout the country on his annual concert tours, and in the process he became one of the most sought after performers in the South.  In addition, he achieved national fame as a best-selling author and syndicated columnists.

Now his widow Dedra Grizzard, and his friend and manager Steve Enoch have created a loving tribute; a touring re-creation of Lewis' wildly-popular stage shows.  They have personally selected material for the tribute performance from both the classic stories his fans loved, and new readings from his columns and books.  Some of this material has never been performed live.  This is the show that Lewis was planning to take on the road in 1994, had he survived his last surgery.

Bill Oberst, Jr., an actor from South Carolina, captures Lewis' look and his mannerisms faithfully, in the great tradition of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain or James Whitmore as Will Rogers.  The performance is available in lengths of 45 minutes and 1 1/2 hours.  There was only ONE Lewis Grizzard, but this authorized tribute to his memory is as close as we will come to seeing and enjoying him onstage again.


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