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
Madlibs”) to free-verse poetry that’s funnier and more powerful than the work
of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.
Odenkirk’s debut resembles nothing so much as a hilarious
new sketch comedy show that’s exclusively available as a streaming video for
your mind. As Odenkirk himself writes in “The Second Meeting of Jesus and
Lazarus,” it is a book “to be read aloud to yourself in the voice of Bob
Newhart.” Download and start listening now!