A Load of Hooey: A Collection of New Short Humor Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2014
Duration: 2 hours 28 minutes
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 aspleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues ("MartinLuther King Jr.'s Worst Speech Ever") to intentionally bad theater ("HitlerDinner Party: A Play"), from avant-garde fiction ("Obit for the Creator ofMadlibs") to free-verse poetry that's funnier and more powerful than the workof Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.
Odenkirk's debut resembles nothing so much as a hilariousnew sketch comedy show that's exclusively available as a streaming video foryour mind. As Odenkirk himself writes in "The Second Meeting of Jesus andLazarus," it is a book "to be read aloud to yourself in the voice of BobNewhart."