Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story


Film Info
Event Type:Men in Hollywood Series
Documentary Feature
Release Year:2013
Run Time:75 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Barry Avrich
Cast:David Steinberg
Jerry Seinfeld
Larry David
Dave Foley


“Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story” is the sixth film in an eight-week tribute to “Men in Hollywood” series featuring a different subject each week.

Directed by Barry Avrich, the film features an all-star cast, including David Steinberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Dave Foley and more.

David Steinberg is a comedy icon. Born in Winnipeg, he went to Yeshiva in Chicago, where he abandoned his studies to join Chicago's Second City. There he started his legendary rise and influenced the careers of Martin Short, John Candy, John Belushi and many more. He launched a career in stand-up at the tender age of 21 and has had a remarkable life.

Following huge success on stage, he segued into directing where his credits include Seinfeld, Designing Women, Mad About You and Curb Your Enthusiasm, among others.

Many of today's stand-up comedians credit Steinberg with their start. He did the most Tonight Shows with Johnny Carson, second only to Bob Hope.

Now Steinberg goes back on stage for the first time in 25 years.