Stanford Review - Archive - Volume XXIX - Issue 3 - The Last Page
The Last Page
"It Could Have Been a Wonderful Life"
"It Could Have Been A Wonderful Life" is a one-man comedy about one man's attempt to come to terms with some serious identity issues. Phil Resnick is an aspiring comedian from Syracuse, New York, whose routines include Maxwell Smart as a mohel and Woody Allen as the host of the nature program, "Wild Rabbis." Trouble arises when Phil's father urges him to be more like his idol Jack Benny, who was funny but without being "too Jewish" (Jack did Christmas episodes on his radio and TV programs). This conflict haunts Phil all the way to Hollywood, where he fails to make it. He then returns home to Syracuse where he finds success hosting a senior talent show on the local public TV station. But a comedian friend's stardom on a dreadful hit network show causes Phil to think he's a failure again. He's rescued by his guardian angel (Jack Benny), who shows Phil what his life would've been like had he not left Hollywood.
....Full story.....by Andrew Wright
Big Game 2002 at Cal Berkeley
This Saturday, Big Game's at Cal.
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