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- Posted on Nov 18th 2010 3:00PM by Cristin Maher
"First time in Chicago, 1990-something. [I] went to see Buddy Guy at his club – always been a huge fan. Sat right off to the side of the stage. At one point, his keyboard player stepped away, and because I had just the right number of beers in me – enough to lose my inhibition but not all manual dexterity – I hand-gestured to the guy, asking if I could sit in. He said something that didn't seem to be 'No,' so I climbed up, sat at the keyboard and fell in with Buddy and the band. Never felt cooler in my life until Buddy turned around and for the first time noticed me sitting there. His look was a sort of pursed-lipped squint that meant either 'Who let this a--hole onstage?' or 'Well, isn't that a nice surprise – this kid can play!' To this day, I don't know which it was, but for my own mental well-being, I've chosen to believe it was the second one."
Reiser released his debut album, 'Unusual Suspects,' on Nov. 9, which features collaborations with British singer/songwriter Julia Fordham. He's currently in production of 'The Paul Reiser Show,' which should premiere on NBC in 2011. In May 2011, Reiser's new book, 'Familyhood,' will be out.