Billy Crystal is 68 and ready for another comedy tour, but while he’ll appear in San Diego, Santa Barbara and other cities, he’s going to skip his Los Angeles hometown.

Crystal, the movie star possibly best known for his huge success hosting the Academy Awards shows, promises a unique show for San Diego when he brings his comedy to Copley Symphony Hall and other California cities next year as part of his U.S. tour.

There was no word of why Crystal will skip Los Angeles.

“This show is unique. There’s stand up, and ‘sit down’ which gives me great freedom to tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it,” Crystal says. “It’s loose, unpredictable and intimate. The most fun I’ve had on stage in a long time.”


Billy Crystal. Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons
Billy Crystal. Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons

The Tony- and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director calls his 8 p.m. Feb. 16 show in San Diego “Spend the Night with Billy Crystal.”

Tickets are available to the public at 10 a.m. Friday. Prices range from $71 to $121.

Other stops are in Santa Barbara (Feb. 18) and San Jose (March 2), but not in Los Angeles, where he lives.


A stand-up comic turned TV star, Crystal found fame with starring roles in “When Harry Met Sally,” “City Slickers” and “Analyze This.”

A nine-time host of the Academy Awards, a record topped only by Bob Hope’s 19 Oscars gigs, Crystal also is an author, with his latest memoir being “Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?”

Crystal is active on Twitter and had memorable remarks at his friend Muhammad Ali’s funeral in June.

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