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Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays by Steve Martin
Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays

P.M. Bradshaw, August 21, 2012

Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin) turned out to be a very good playwright! This play revolves around a chance meeting between Picasso and Albert Einstein (and a guy named Schmendiman) prior to their great achievements. It manages to utilize both cheap, easy, low-brow humor, and deep, insightful commentary on both the men and society. A wonderful mix, and a lot of fun!

The remaining three “plays” are more sketches than plays. While “WASP” has some amusing dialogue, none of these three rate higher that 2 or 3 stars.

Worth getting the book for the main feature, though: Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
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Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
Picasso at the Lapin Agile

P.M. Bradshaw, August 21, 2012

Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin) turned out to be a very good playwright! This play revolves around a chance meeting between Picasso and Albert Einstein (and a guy named Schmendiman) prior to their great achievements. It manages to utilize both cheap, easy, low-brow humor, and deep, insightful commentary on both the men and society. A wonderful mix, and a lot of fun!

The remaining three “plays” are more sketches than plays. While “WASP” has some amusing dialogue, none of these three rate higher that 2 or 3 stars.

Worth getting the book for the main feature, though: Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
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Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin
Cruel Shoes

P.M. Bradshaw, August 21, 2012

This is the white-suited, stand-up comedian Steve Martin - in print. If you like Steve Martin, you’ve probably seen a short film or two that are from this book. You can hear his voice in the delivery of each written word, and it is funny funny funny!
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Pure Drivel by Steve Martin
Pure Drivel

P.M. Bradshaw, August 21, 2012

Pure Drivel is the white-suited, stand-up comedian -- grown up. He’s a bit better with wordplay. He’s a bit smarter. He’s a bit funnier. If you liked the white-suited Steve Martin, pick this up. It’s in that vein, but (possibly) funnier.
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Pure Drivel by Steve Martin
Pure Drivel

P.M. Bradshaw, August 21, 2012

Pure Drivel is the white-suited, stand-up comedian -- grown up. He’s a bit better with wordplay. He’s a bit smarter. He’s a bit funnier. If you liked the white-suited Steve Martin, pick this up. It’s in that vein, but (possibly) funnier.
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