Paul Reiser

Multi-talented comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser shares comic observations on his life and career on Saturday, Aug. 5 in Hoover Auditorium. 

Prior to Reiser’s comedy act, Jerry Popiel will play music from the 1970s through today to open the show at 7:30 p.m. Popiel is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the Indie rock band Cat o’ Nines and the 1970s tribute band Cowbell Fever. Popiel has served as an opening act for Sister Hazel, The Fixx, Ambrosia and the Girl Named Tom concert last year in Lakeside.

Throughout Reiser’s prolific career, he has a long list of successful television shows, both in front and behind the camera. The multi-faceted actor first starred with Helen Hunt in the Emmy, Peabody and Golden Globe-winning “Mad About You” in 1992.  

Reiser currently stars in Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things” — the company’s biggest series of all time — where he plays Dr. Sam Owens. He’s also in the Hulu comedy “Reboot” and joined season three of “The Boys” on Prime Video. Reiser starred with Michael Douglas in the award-winning Netflix comedy “The Kominsky Method” which ended a three-year run in 2021. 

On the big screen, the veteran actor has garnered praise for notable performances in films such as “Diner,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Aliens,” “One Night at McCool’s,” two “Beverly Hills Cop” movies and “The Thing about My Folks,” which Reiser wrote for his co-star Peter Falk. 

Reiser co-created and co-produced “There’s Johnny!,” a seven-episode series that originally streamed on Hulu and now streams on Peacock. The show, a fictional story set behind the scenes of Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” circa 1972, was co-created with filmmaker David Steven Simon and co-produced with director David Gordon Green in conjunction with The Carson Company. 

Reiser’s first book, Couplehood, sold over 2 million copies and reached the No. 1 spot on The New York Times bestsellers list. His subsequent books, Babyhood and Familyhood, were best sellers as well.

Voted by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time, Reiser regularly performs sold-out standup at venues nationwide. 

Concert Information 
  • Admission & Parking Passes: A Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass are required to enter the Lakeside gates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Guests may purchase passes online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. If purchased online, you may present a mobile pass when entering the Lakeside gates and Hoover Auditorium. Upon receiving your Auto Pass, please place it in the lower left corner of your windshield. The Safety Services Department will check Auto Passes as part of their daily routine.
  • Entry: A Chautauqua Pass (physical pass, mobile or printed pass) must be presented upon entering and exiting the Lakeside Chautauqua gates and entering Hoover Auditorium for the concert.
  • Hoover Auditorium: The concert will be held atHoover Auditorium (115 W. Third St.), located on Third St. between Walnut and Central Avenues in Lakeside, Ohio. The auditorium is a short walk from all available parking locations. A complimentary golf cart shuttle service is available on a continuous route. The historic auditorium seats more than 2,000 guests.
  • Doors Open: The doors to Hoover Auditorium open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • Seating: Seats in Hoover Auditorium are general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each guest may hold only one seat in addition to their own.
  • Food & Beverages:Food and beverages are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. Bottled water is permitted.
  • No Backpacks or Large Purses: Backpacks and large purses are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. All bags will be checked upon entry.
  • Directions to Lakeside: Lakeside Chautauqua is located in Ohio on the Marblehead Peninsula, halfway between Toledo and Cleveland on Lake Erie’s south shore. It’s easily accessible from the east or west via Interstate 90, Route 2 and Route 163. View directions.
  • Parking: An Auto Pass is required to enter the Lakeside gates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Lakeside offers three different parking options and fees: 1) inside the gates, 2) at the South Gate Parking Lot and 3) Danbury School Parking Lot. Limited parking is available in Lakeside. If parking within the gates, please park in the grass area around the Lakeside Schoolhouse (along Seventh Street). Parking at Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn lots is reserved for hotel guests only.
  • Shuttles: Complimentary golf cart shuttles run 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, with the last pick up at 10:30 p.m. For those with limited mobility, the Mack Mobile is available by calling 419-341-8247. Shuttles run on a continuous route between the following stops: Welcome Center (South Gate), Campground, Pool area (Sixth Street), Shuffleboard (Second Street & Central Avenue), Hotel Lakeside, the Fountain Inn, Hoover Auditorium, Fifth Street Gate, the Rhein Center (Sixth Street & Walnut Avenue) and the Lakeside Schoolhouse parking area. Please note that a shuttle service does not run from the Danbury School Parking Lot. Guests can pick up a shuttle from the South Gate entrance.
  • Staying Overnight: Rooms are available at historic Hotel Lakeside or our family-friendly Fountain Inn, both located a short walking distance from Hoover Auditorium. For more information, visit

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Aug 05, 2023


7:30 pm


Arts & Entertainment


Hoover Auditorium
Hoover Auditorium
115 West 3rd Street, Lakeside, Lakeside Marblehead, OH, USA

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