Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal television shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues ("Martin Luther King Jr.'s Worst Speech Ever") to intentionally bad theater ("Hitler Dinner Party: A Play"), from avant-garde fiction ("Obit for the Creator of Mad Libs").
"Some nice, light silliness"
These high-impact standup performances are all about violence. On the screen, in their dreams, and in their living rooms, these insightful comedians take a licking and keep on kicking whether they're getting advice from action-film master John Woo, confronting vicious dogs, or getting firebombed by terrorists!
This week: Meadowland actor Olivia Wilde tells us about non-nurturing female characters... Music legend Elvis Costello chats about his new memoir... We toast to Little Richard's religious awakening.
Paul F. Tompkins describes the meanest audience he ever performed for, live at a RISK! storytelling show in Los Angeles on December 2, 2011.
"Everything Paul F Tompkins does is GOLD"
All Things Ill-Considered's Robert Siegel (Eric Martin) interviews Frank and Sadie Doyle, the toasts of society's upper crust. And, oh yes - they see ghosts. It's a hilarious public radio parody featuring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster, and written by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and Eric Martin.