Don Reed


Hollywood Hell Tales from the Middle

Written, Performed, & Directed
by Don Reed

NOW EXTENDED Thru Nov 30, 2014 | San Francisco
Sat 8:30pm; Sun 7pm


With stories from the famous to the infamous, Don Reed returns with an all-new show. A collection of delightful tales from panic attacks auditioning for Spike Lee – to almost being shot by the Secret Service at the Tonight Show. All true. All wrong. Eavesdrop on some Tinseltown insanity just in time for summer.

Hollywood – Heartless, Heartbreaking but every once in a while Heartwarming.

Artist Biography

Don Reed, a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Double Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater. His work on an HBO Partners and Crime Special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of Bill Cosby among others and led to many recurring and guest starring roles on television. He has performed all over the country and opened for Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, Johnny Quest, Captain Planet, The Voice, Law & Order or SNL. Reed has created promos for The Voice, The Golden Globes, The Academy Awards, MLB, Chappelle’s Show, Tyler Perry Films and the Olympics. Additionally, Don has written, directed, produced and starred in the HBO Shorts – Lucky: The Irish Pimp and Pookie Watson: Hood Detective. He has written and starred in work for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and developed screenplays for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule and Maverick Filmworks. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 1,000 episodes, as well as the most recent incarnation of The Arsenio Hall Show. He is a board member of the thriving 51Oakland foundation keeping music and the arts alive in Oakland Public Schools.

Press & Media

“’Semi-Famous’ delivers the goods! One delicious cameo after another. Hilarious.” – SF Chronicle

“As with all Reed’s shows, there’s plenty of room for him to flex his chops and melt into numerous characters that all manage to leave us a little richer in heart” – SF Weekly

“A graceful genial performer” – New York Times

NAACP Double Nominee – Best Actor Best Playwright

Photo Gallery | Press Release

Show Info

Patron of the Arts $100
Reserved Seating  $60
Open Seating $20-$35
Saturdays at 8:30pm; Sundays at 7pm
No Shows: Oct. 25, 26, Nov. 8 & 22
65 minutes |No intermission | Ages 17 +
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