Enjoyably lethargic Steven Wright leaves his shack in the prairie to deliver a stand up show filled with creative and philosophical jokes, deadpan one-liners and funny contrived situations, including meeting a perfect Asian blond.

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Enjoyably lethargic Steven Wright leaves his shack in the prairie to deliver a stand up show filled with creative and philosophical jokes, deadpan one-liners and funny contrived situations, including meeting a perfect Asian blond.

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[first lines]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen... Steven Wright.
[loud applause]
Steven Wright: Thanks.
[crowd laughter]
Steven Wright: I got a postcard from my friend George, it was a satellite picture of the entire Earth. On the back he wrote, "Wish you were here".
[crowd laughter and applause]
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Everything's in walking distance if you have the time
9 March 2006 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

Chalk up another vote to release this great show on DVD. Luckily I have it on VHS (taped it in 1985) but the quality is getting poor!

Steven Wright must be one of the most unique comedians of our time. His humor is dry, clean, and different from the storytelling comedy stylings of George Carlin, Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, and the others. I still use some of his "quips" all the time. Especially:

"I like to leave messages before the beep." "If sometimes you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parenthesis." "Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?" "The other day I......no that wasn't me."

Truly hilarious! In the meantime, I can enjoy Wright at "Stan Spielberg" in Albert Brooks' "The Muse," as well as his other rare film appearances (Desperately Seeking Susan, So I Married an Axe Murderer).


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