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A Steven Wright Special (1985)

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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Walter C. Miller (as Walter Miller)

Writers:

Steven Wright (desert sequence), Michael Armstrong (desert sequence)
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Credited cast:
Nancy Omi Nancy Omi ... Asian Blonde
Steven Wright ... Himself
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven Wright Live See more »

Filming Locations:

Rhyolite, Nevada, USA See more »

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Pyramids & Ponies See more »
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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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Steven Wright is a comedic genius
24 January 2006 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

If you enjoy the more well-known (late) comic Mitch Hedberg, you'll love Steven Wright. He did everything Hedberg did, only he did it first. (Which isn't to take any of Hedberg's talent away from him - he was a great talent, too.) Wright's "I Have a Pony" is one of the best comedy albums of all-time. It's no surprise that he hasn't released another album since - it's gotta be hard to come up with so many amazing one-liners. Some of the psychological stuff will seriously screw up your mind. "I put my instant coffee in a microwave -- I nearly went back in time," as another user here on IMDb quotes him as saying in their review.

One of my favorites -- "I was walking in the woods all by myself. A tree fell down right in front of me and I didn't hear a thing." "Steven Wright Live" is mostly stuff from the "I Have a Pony" album. It's sixty minutes of pure intellectual comedy that will satisfy anyone looking to laugh themselves silly.

Highly recommended.


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