By Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk is a legend within the comedy-writing international, profitable Emmys and approval for his paintings on Saturday evening stay, Mr. express with Bob and David, and plenty of different seminal television exhibits. This publication, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly humorous omnibus that levels from absurdist monologues (“Martin Luther King, Jr’s Worst Speech Ever”) to deliberately undesirable theater (“Hitler banquet: A Play”); from avant-garde fiction (“Obituary for the author of Madlibs”) to free-verse poetry that's funnier and extra strong than the paintings of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.
Odenkirk's debut resembles not anything a lot as a hilarious new cartoon comedy exhibit that’s completely to be had as a streaming video on your brain. As Odenkirk himself writes in “The moment Coming of Jesus and Lazarus,” it's a booklet “to be learn aloud to your self within the voice of Bob Newhart.”(less)
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