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By Eric Bogosian

"Mr. Bogosian has crossed the road that separates a thrilling artist from a cultural hero. What Lenny Bruce was once to the Fifties, Bob Dylan to the Nineteen Sixties, Woody Allen to the 1970s—that's what Eric Bogosian is to this scary second of drift... i do know of nobody else like him in popular culture correct now." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

100 (monologues) collects all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, initially played as a part of his six off-Broadway solo exhibits, together with Sex, medicinal drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the ground with my Forehead; Wake Up and scent the Coffee; Drinking in America; Funhouse; Men Inside and choices from his play Talk Radio. For those solo exhibits, first played among 1980 and 2000, Bogosian used to be offered 3 Obie awards and a Drama table award—earning him dwelling icon prestige within the downtown theater scene.

One of America's ideal performers and so much cutting edge and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's performs and solo exhibits comprise Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist); subUrbia; Sex, medicines, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the ground with My Forehead, between many others. He has starred in a wide selection of movie, television and degree roles. so much lately, he created the nature Captain Danny Ross at the long-running sequence Law & Order: felony Intent.

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My problem is that I go into work every day and I sit at my desk and like a sucker I try to do the best job I can. I sit at my desk eight hours a day, knock myself out and everybody sits at their desks and they watch me work. Because they know they’re not as good as I am so they’re afraid of me, so they watch me. They conspire against me because they’re inferior. I am surrounded by a conspiracy of mediocrity just trying to hold me down, hold me down, HOLD ME DOWN, HOLD ME DOWN . . (Looks at his lap, stops shouting) You know what your problem is, Cheryl?

Single guys, they don’t got Christmas trees . . 18 8 Looking Out for Number One A man with a microphone addresses the audience: I want you all to do something for me right now . . I want you to take a look at the person sittin’ next to you. Go ahead, don’t be shy . . And now I want you to answer a question for me: What do you see? Do you see a success story? Do you see a potential millionaire? And what does your neighbor see when he looks at you? What do you see when you look in the mirror in the morning?

Stearns—perverse and disturbed world we live in today . . Why, I could show you street corners in New York where little girls no more than fifteen years old sell themselves . . and their mothers standing right next to them . . Yes, oh . . ummm, well, ha ha . . oh, I’d say around two-hundred-and-fifty-thousand-dollars’ worth would do the trick . . Easy terms . . easy terms, we’ll work something out, don’t worry . . When can you come by? . Tomorrow? Tomorrow I’ll be here all day. Eleven o’clock?

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