By Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk is a legend within the comedy-writing international, successful Emmys and approval for his paintings on Saturday evening dwell, Mr. exhibit with Bob and David, and lots of different seminal television indicates. 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 robust than the paintings of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.
Odenkirk's debut resembles not anything quite a bit 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 publication “to be learn aloud to your self within the voice of Bob Newhart.”(less)
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