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I Have a Pony (CD/DVD)
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Comedy, recorded his first album, I
Have A Pony, in 1985. That Grammy -
nominated album, along with an HBO
special the following year, established Wright as one of the most inventive, peculiar and admired comedians of our era. Surreal and cerebral, his languid voice and deadpan delivery of ironic, witty and sometimes even deeply philosophical one-liners made him a unique and unforgettable performer. Now that classic, long unavailable album and that TV special are issued for the first time in a CD+DVD set that will introduce a new generation to a truly brilliant comic.
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I first bought the tape nearly ten years ago, and laughed hysterically then. Now, a decade later, the material is still as relevant and funny as ever. The key to good comedy is making the material relevant to the audience, by discussing subject matter to which everyone can relate. Steven Wright finds a way to do this with some of the the most outlandish subject matter you'll ever hear, (ie. elevators in the middle of the desert, poison ivy of the brain, a pony in his apartment) - all the while making you think "It's so simple - why didn't I think of that?"
With the exception of a few sexual references (nothing explicit) - the material is very clean. No swearing at all!
This is not the kind of comedy CD you'll listen to once, then put aside and forget about. There are so many jokes, you could never remember all of them - so every listen is almost like the first. This CD is well worth the purchase.
"I bought some batteries, but they weren't included."
"I parked in a tow-away zone, and when I got back the entire area was gone."
"I lost a buttonhole."
"Right now I'm having amnesia and deja-vu at the same time."
"I have an enormous sea-shell collection. I keep it scattered on beaches all over the world. Perhaps you've seen it."
"I want to get a tattoo over my entire body of myself, only an inch taller."
"But the sign says 'Open 24 Hours.'" "Not in a row."
"You know when you're leaning back in a chair and then you lean way back and you're just on two legs and then you lean just a little far and you almost fall but at the last minute you catch yourself? I feel like that all the time."
IMPORT? This isn't available in the U.S. anymore! And yet Adam Sandler is a megastar...
And another thing: why doesn't Amazon have a "comedy" category under the CD/tape section?
This album is full of hilarious stuff I don't really want to give anything away for future listeners but this album is very funny. Yesterday I......no that wasn't me! is one small example but I don't want to wreck the experience for anyone else. Steven Wright covers a vast range of topics from girlfriends, hitchhiking, his diary he kept as a baby, parking to pretty much every part of day to day life.
Parents note this is clean comedy, there is no swearing on this album at all so all ages can enjoy the magic of Steven Wright. This album is usually pretty cheap but worth full price. Definitely the best stand up comedian I've ever heard. He's the "Weird Al" of the stand up world. Buy this album.
UPDATE - Received this last Christmas. Very funny, if you like his style of humor. My advice is to watch the video stream on stevenwright.com for a sample of his style of humor. If you like that, there's 40 minutes of similar jokes on the CD. If you can't stream video for some reason, a google search for "Steven Wright jokes" should turn up some of the one-liners, although I often find them to be misquoted.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Comedic genius of Steven Wright proven right here. His dead pan delivery and witty puns and stories are worth the purchase.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not his best. I am surprised Steven Wright doesn't have more recordings available. He's a great performer/humorist.Published 14 months ago by Olivia Claire`