Sunday, March 10, 2002

We went to the theatre yesterday - We saw "Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman", written by and starring Rob Becker. As you may be able to guess, it's a one-man show, featuring Rob Becker. According to the playbill, it's also "a humorous exploration of the differences between men and women and how those differences make us misunderstand each other." Caveman was the longest-running solo play in Broadway history - beating out even Lily Tomlin's Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe.

While the territory has been well-traveled, the show is still very funny. Of course, one reason why the material may seem a bit familiar is that he's been doing this show for over 10 years now. It's quite possible that some of the lines I thought were recycled probably started with Caveman and were stolen by others over the years.

It's a rather simple show, frankly not much more than a two-hour stand up comedy routine, with only a couple of set pieces: a TV on a table, and a comfy chair, each looking like something out of the Flintstones movie. The key question discussed? "Why are all men assholes?" It turns out, we're not really assholes, we only seem that way when viewed from the female perspective. I was quite relieved to learn that.

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