Academy Award winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. Steven got his big break and was booked for his first "Tonight Show" appearance on August 6, 1982. The king of late night enjoyed the performance so much he invited Steven to appear again the following Thursday, a rarity on "The Tonight Show." His back-to-back appearances helped put his fledgling career into high gear. The comic soon found himself performing his off-beat routines on "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with David Letterman," and numerous trips back to "The Tonight Show." On June 15, 2013 Steven received The Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award. The award is given each year to a celebrated comedian who has been influenced by Carson in some way and has left his or her own mark on the comedy world. Steven is a regular guest with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers and continues touring the U.S., Canada and overseas.