Larry Miller is one of the most enduring and irresistible comic personalities at work today. Hundreds of stand–up appearances on Leno, Letterman, Conan O'Brien, and other TV shows, and his unforgettable roles in films as diverse as Pretty Woman and Best in Show have made Larry's acerbic wit and character (he calls himself "a founding member of the Cranky Nit–Pickers of America") a staple of the American comic diet. And in recent years he has gained a new, more political following, penning a regular humor column in The Weekly Standard and making frequent appearances with TV hosts such as Bill Maher and Dennis Miller.
Now, in Spoiled Rotten America, he fixes his gaze on the outrages of contemporary life–from "pop stars thinking deeply and sharing their thoughts"to "pillow–soft Americans who stop by the Pizza Hut before collapsing into the Wide–O–Lounger just in time to watch 22 pimple–faced steroid–eaters slam into each other at 14 miles an hour."
Mixing the political with the personal as deftly as P. J. O'Rourke or George Carlin, Larry Miller is today's new voice of outrage for the little guy–for "anyone who walks into the backyard at night, lifts a proud chin, and screams, 'I am not wrong!' before going back inside to resume getting quietly hammered while his wife sits in the next room watching figure skating."
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Larry Miller has appeared in many movies and television shows, including Pretty Woman, The Nutty Professor, and Waiting for Guffman. He’s written for the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, The Weekly Standard, and other venues. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and two sons.From AudioFile:
Jerry Seinfeld calls actor/writer/comedian Larry Miller one of the funniest guys he knows. Like Seinfeld, Miller has a sharp eye for everyday observations and an even sharper ear for absurd language and phrases, which he doles out in a martini-dry delivery. What distinguishes this collection of thoroughly modern musings about dishwashers, coffee makers, '57 Chevys, Hollywood, and bar-hopping is that Miller sheds the usual comedic detachment and, instead, wears his heart, and voice, on his sleeve. Miller wants the listener to think about why society has become what it's become. He'd like a world that is funny, insightful, and decent. B.P. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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