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3 jobs in 3 days!

September 4, 2015

Quite a week! 3 jobs in 3 days – a record for this actor.

On Monday, I shot a role on Showtime’s SHAMELESS, with the great William H. Macy.

On Tuesday, I filmed my supporting role in the indie feature, KING SAUD, a taut, topical thriller written & directed by Mark Toma.

And on Wednesday, I was part of a very funny sketch on TOSH.0, a show known for pushing the boundaries ( needless to say, this sketch was no exception).

Three very different roles on three very different projects. Whatever else one may say about the life of a freelance actor, it’s never boring. :)

PINATA! An Evening of Storytelling

August 20, 2015

I was pleased to join an impressive lineup of familiar faces from the worlds of film, television, and writing in this edition of PINATA!, the popular, long-running personal essay show at MUSE on 8th. It was a stand-room only crowd, the gluten-free baked goods were delish (lol), and the subject matter ranged from lost contact lenses to Jane Austen conventions to small-town movie theaters, to reluctant nudism. (I’ll let you guess which one was mine.) In short, a swell time was had by all.


July 8, 2015

Just wrapped shooting the feature, BROKEN ( – a dramatic musical (!) in which I get to sing. (O.K., 2 lines, but still... :) Included in the eclectic cast, Judge Reinhold, Judy Norton (“Mary Ellen” from THE WALTONS), and the great Marcia Rodd (look her up :).

\"Hollywood Cavalcade\" at the CICADA CLUB this Sunday!

June 19, 2015

I\'ll be making a \"Special Guest Appearance\" in this swell evening of music from the 1920s and 1930s, backed by the amazing Blue Serenaders Orchestra, and hosted by the inimitasble Richard Halpern.

The doors open at 6:00pm, with two sets, at 8:30 and 10 pm. The World Famous Cicada Club located at 617 S. Olive St. in Los Angeles, CA 90014

Tickets, reservations, and more information can be found at


June 6, 2015

Last night's benefit, "DOWN WITH LOVE: An Evening of Angry Love Songs" -- produced by yours truly -- was a smashing success, helping to raise both money and awareness for a truly important cause. Thanks to all who made it possible!

"small PARTS" preview tonight is SOLD OUT!

June 10, 2014

I’m excited to announce that the first performance of my multi-media solo-show, “small PARTS” – tonight, at the Lounge Theater in Hollywood -- is completely sold-out!

This is a newly revamped of the show which premiered to critical acclaim and sold-out houses in 2012, and which I'm bringing back for 6 PERFORMANCES ONLY for the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Part cautionary tale, party hilarious skewering of Show Business (and one-man shows), this 70 min. romp includes original animation, audience participation, a contest (after the two 10 pm shows), and a slew of audio & visual delights.

Before it sells out again, see the show THE DAIL MAIL calls: ”Truly one of a kind. With exquisite skill and comic timing, [ Richard ] tells the story of his struggles in the world of entertainment with hilarity and heart. Just go to and reserve a seat.

First come, first served! :)

For details about times/dates (as well as a trailer, address, and all the other info you could possibly want, be sure to visit the website: and/or our facebook page "smallpartstheshows"

See you at the theater!

"The Company" now an official selection of LA SHORTS FEST 2013

September 4, 2013

LA Shorts is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as well as being an official qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

"The Company" will be screening this coming Sunday night, September 8th, at 10 p.m. at Laemmle NoHo 7 Theatre in North Hollywood.

Dance with Films

June 5, 2013

"The Company," directed by Kevin McDermott screens today at Mann's Chinese Theater, as part of the DANCES WITH FILMS film festival.

"small PARTS" the show to open November 15th!

September 1, 2012

We've just launched the website of my one-man show, "small PARTS," which will have its World Premiere November 15th - 18th at the Flight Theater in Hollywood.
Directed by award-winning theater director Rick Sparks (I LOVE LUCY LIVE ONSTAGE - LA & Chicago), and produced by Eduardo Enrikez, the multi-media show is an uproarious farcical rant chronicling the ups & downs of my 20-plus years in this business called Show.
Tickets now available at Brown Paper Tickets:

Firesign Theater's Phil Proctor

August 1, 2011

I recently had the great pleasure of working with legendary FIRESIGN THEATER creator Phil Proctor, recording the voices of, among others, John Ehrlichman and -- wait for it -- Rosemary Woods (!) to his (brilliant) Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and others in the feature, WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN? -- a "speculative” documentary about Sammy
Davis Jr.’s friendship with the disgraced ex-President,directed by Noel Lawrence, AKA provocative director J.X.Williams. Williams is an INVENTION of Lawrence, who has toured the globe showing excerpts from his films.


April 14, 2011

Join us this Friday April 29th for the Hollywood Premiere of our award-winning short film "Deadbeat"

Screens this Friday @ 9:30 PM Laemmle Sunset 5 Theater in Hollywood
part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Epic Jukebox shorts program.

Starring Lost's Francois Chau, Zach & Cody star Kim Rhodes & Jennifer Sun Bell.
This fast paced thriller will keep you guessing till the very end. Written and directed by Brenda Lee Lau.

Details below. Event could sell out so be safe and order tickets online.

It will be a fun Friday night of shorts with an edge. Please come and vote for DEADBEAT!

Look forward to seeing you!

Brenda Lau Director
Wilky Lau Executive Producer
Adam Davis Producer

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