Actor-writer-comedian Bob Odenkirk has published a new collection of short comic pieces called A LOAD OF HOOEY and this Tuesday he’ll be at Largo for a book release show. The ticket price includes a copy of said book! From Largo’s post about what should be a very entertaining evening: “Bob Odenkirk started by writing sketches for his junior high school classes. Inspired by Monty Python, Bob and Ray, and The Credibility Gap, he went on to work in Chicago’s sketch comedy scene. Professionally he has written for the TV shows “Saturday Night Live” (where he famously wrote “The Motivational Speaker” sketch, and “The Ben Stiller Show” (where he wrote the infamous “Manson Lassie” sketch), and then Bob went and created (and starred in) “Mr. Show with Bob and David”, which has been called “the American Monty Python,” He’s also had a creative hand in creating “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” and “The Birthday Boys” sketch show on IFC. Since “Mr. Show” finished production he has written, acted in, and directed many films and TV pilots.
“As an actor, Bob has had memorable roles as the agent Stevie Grant on “The Larry Sanders Show,” shady lawyer Saul Goodman “Breaking Bad,” and in director Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated film “Nebraska.”
“Through it all, Bob has written comedy scripts and short essays. Some of these have appeared in The New Yorker, VICE magazine, and FILTER magazine, among other publications. A LOAD OF HOOEY is a collection of these short pieces, and Bob considers it the ‘best thing’ he’s ‘ever done.’”