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21 October 2006 (USA) See more »
Dry, wry and hilariously deadpan, Steven Wright unleashes a torrent of ironic and hysterical thought-provoking... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Great Stand-Up, beware of the Short Film See more (3 total) »



Steven Wright ... Himself

Directed by
Michael Drumm 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Wright 

Produced by
Andrea Allen .... producer
Michael Drumm .... producer
Tim Sarkes .... executive producer
Steven Wright .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Amy Weller 
Barry Crimmins .... special thanks
Marc Golden .... special thanks
Peter Lassally .... special thanks
Steven Michalski .... special thanks
Jackie Miller .... special thanks
Nick Nuciforo .... special thanks
Danny Robinson .... special thanks
Tim Sarkes .... special thanks
Amy Weller .... special thanks


Additional Details

43 min

Did You Know?

The title comes from a joke that does not appear in this special: "This next song is called 'We'll Find Her When the Leaves Blow Away, Because I'm Not Raking Until Spring.'" Wright later felt the joke was too dark and removed it but the title remained.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Great Stand-Up, beware of the Short Film, 3 August 2013
Author: C G from United States

The stand up portion of When All the Leaves Blow away is absolutely hysterical. Wright's dry deadpan humor kept me laughing during the entire concert. I am amazed that Wright can perform his routine and keep it so dead pan and straight faced, particularly when the audience is cracking up.

I viewed this via a streaming service, so the concert was unfortunately followed up with Wright's own short film "One Soldier". It really feels like one eternity. (I believe that the DVD version also includes this short film.) Clearly an exposition of Wrights internal monologue regarding life and death, this film is tortuously boring, and not at all funny. Even when Wright includes formerly hysterical material from his stand up routine, these jokes fall below flat. It is possible when viewed separate from the concert material, it is a good short film. It is definitely interesting, dry, and witty, much more quirky than funny. However, its presentation directly following the laugh out loud comedy is a real turn off.

If I was rating only the stand-up concert, it would have gotten a 10. But the short film pulls the presentation down to a five. Do yourself a favor, watch the stand up concert, but skip the short film. Or save "One Soldier" for a time when you wish to feel more existential.

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