Why contemplate the unanswerable questions in your life when you can hand over this duty to poker-faced comedian Steven Wright? Wright, known for his smart ponderances, stream-of-consciousness mutterings, and matter-of-fact observations, can give you gems like: You cant have everything. Where would you put it? If thats not enough, his album I Have a Pony was nominated for a Grammy, and he ranks among Comedy Centrals top 25 greatest standup comedians of all time. This wiry-haired funnyman is a regular guest on Lettermans, Lenos, OBriens, Kimmels, and Fergusons shows too, and he appeared in Desperately Seeking Susan, So I Married an Axe Murderer, and Natural Born Killers, among others. And youd recognize his voice in a nanosecond if you heard him as that monotone DJ K-Billy from Reservoir Dogs. Maybe you didnt see Wright starring in the Academy Award-winning short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, which he also cowrote, and perhaps you didnt know hes also a painter and musician, but we digress. If you think you could love a guy who wants to be a bird not so he can fly but so he can shit white see Wrights 8 p.m. show at Parker Playhouse (707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale.) Tickets cost $27.50 and $37.50. Call 954-462-0222, or visit parkerplayhouse.com.
Thu., Jan. 14, 8 p.m., 2010