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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Broadway Bound?

Rod Blagojevich Superstar!, a production of the venerable Second City (responsible for the funniest TV show in history, over thirty years ago). From the Variety review:
Book writer Ed Furman smartly recognizes that people only know, or care about, the broad outline here. Inside info on Illinois politics is mentioned, but mostly the show is a character study in comic self-delusion mixed with mild stupidity: "Since when is breaking a few laws illegal?" Blago asks, with a degree of sincerity that really is funny.

The most consistent source of amusement actually stems not from Blago but from his wife Patti (Lori McClain). She has been compared in the news media to Lady Macbeth, and don't imagine that's not referenced here. As the foul-mouthed first lady, McClain manages to generate a laugh with pretty much every curse word, and there's a plethora of them. "I don't know how to fucking love him," she sings to a familiar melody, "Yet still I love that fucker so."

(Thanks to Pinball People.)

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