On Broadway, My Fair Lady’s Professor Henry Higgins pondered, “Why can’t the English speak English?” Observational comedy asks or points out the most trivial things to find humour in what society accepts as normal or unconditionally accepted.
Beloved comic icons like George Carlin, Lily Tomlin, Danny Bhoy and Jerry Seinfeld are just a few of the observational comedians who’ve shared everyday life at its funniest.
Now, the hilarious Steven Wright brings his trademark style of comedy to Kingston, Ontario on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Grand Theatre. Steven has delighted audiences for decades. He is an American comedian, actor, writer, and an Oscar-winning film producer for the 1989 Best Live Action Short Film, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings.
Steven says, “I don't go off and sit down and try to write material, because then it's contrived and forced. I just live my life, and I see things in a word or a situation or a concept, and it will create a joke for me.”
Humourous gems found in our day-to-day lives are the meat and potatoes of standup comedy and television sit-coms. Enjoy these "gems" from Steven Wright.
“Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.”
“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring... 'How to Build a Boat.'”
“It doesn't matter what temperature the room is, it's always room temperature.”
“If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.”
"I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly."
“When I was 16... I worked in a pet store. And they fired me because... they had three snakes in there, and one day I braided them.”
- Steven Wright