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Steven Banks: Home Entertainment Center (1989)

In this brilliant one-man show, the mild-mannered, thirty-something Steven Banks arrives home after a long day at his dead-end corporate job, still dreaming of being a rock star. Steven ... See full summary »

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In this brilliant one-man show, the mild-mannered, thirty-something Steven Banks arrives home after a long day at his dead-end corporate job, still dreaming of being a rock star. Steven receives a message on his machine from his boss, Mr. Buttle, informing him that he never received an urgent speech Steven wrote for the board of directors. Steven must scramble to write a new one, but he has less than an hour to do it. Along the way, he continually procrastinates and distracts himself from the task at hand, playing with toys and various musical instruments, baking cookies, putting on costumes, leafing through an old high school yearbook and performing some hilarious original songs along the way. Meanwhile, he's got to deal with his grumpy landlord Mr. Mescue, his clingy girlfriend Phoebe and even a broken toilet. Will Steven ever finish his speech? Or does fate have something else in mind for him? Written by The Keymaster

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Twist and Shout
Written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns
Performed by Steven Banks
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This was one of my youthful favorites.
8 February 2005 | by (Maryville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I was looking this up just to see if I could remember the title. I remember this HBO special for it's Penn & Teller intro, and then the ensuing hilarity of the Steven Banks performance. I remember always waiting and waiting for his next installment of Pay TV stand-up, but I never saw it happen. I have always wondered if there were an archive somewhere that the footage of this could be retrieved from for personal viewing. I think we wore the VHS out that we had copied of it. I would love to see it resurrected. It was a terrific one man show with clean-fun for adults and children. It was very musically-based, and we'll performed.


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