Richard has over 100 appearances on late-night television talk shows (Leno, Letterman, Conan, and the like).
Comedy Central has recognized Richard as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians.
Richard's stand-up acts Concerts from Hell and I'm Exhausted both earned ACE nominations.
As a teenager, Richard appeared on Candid Camera.
Richard started doing stand-up comedy in the 1970s.
Though he was born in Brooklyn, Richard was raised in Englewood, New Jersey.
He claims to be the originator of the expression "the ______ from hell" as in "the date from hell" or "the roommate from hell."
In the 1990s, Richard did commercials for Boku, which was a popular beverage at the time.
Richard was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his part in Curb Your Enthusiasm.
He is Jewish.
Richard has written an autobiography entitled The Other Great Depression: How I'm Overcoming on a Daily Basis.
Gentleman's Quarterly named Richard one of the 20th Century's Most Influential Humorists.
Richard is a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
He is known for wearing black.
Richard has been married to Joyce Lapinsky since January 2005.
Richard attended The Ohio State University. He graduated from there in 1969 with a degree in marketing and communications.
He attended the same high school as John Travolta (Dwight Morrow High School) only he went there a few years earlier than Travolta did.
One of Richard's nicknames is "The Prince of Pain".
Richard stands 5'9½" (1.76 meters) tall.
Richard: Before sleeping together today, people should boil themselves.
Richard: On New Year's Eve, people in New Jersey stay up 'til midnight and watch their hopes drop.