Eric Bogosian: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Directed by Michael Rauch, 2001
Hilariously funny and frighteningly familiar" - The Boston Herald
Eric Bogosian shines in his freshly-brewed WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, a “dazzlingly funny new solo show,” hailed as “a glorious cacophony of voices” and “the most thematically satisfying of Bogosian’s shows!”
A profoundly insightful and wickedly provocative performer, Obie Award winner Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio) has never shied away from the disturbing truths in life. Frequently compared to comedic social commentators Lenny Bruce and Spalding Gray, Bogosian keeps his finger on the pulse of our collective fears while satirizing contemporary American values.
Based upon his critically acclaimed stage show, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE is Bogosian at his funniest, smartest and angriest. Taking us for a ferocious ride through a cavalcade of colorful characters in his mind, Bogosian skewers pop culture, conformity, religious hypocrisy and human nature itself with a razor-sharp wit. Whether he’s playing Satan as a modern-day salesman, a Hollywood producer capitalizing on an airplane disaster, a spiritual guru with questionable motives, or mocking himself as an obsequious actor auditioning for a part, Bogosian tackles today’s relevant, post-9/11 themes with uncompromising honesty.
Exclusive Interview with Eric Bogosian; Eric Bogosian Biography and Selected Works; Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection