By Eric Bogosian

"Mr. Bogosian has crossed the road that separates an exhilarating artist from a cultural hero. What Lenny Bruce was once to the Nineteen Fifties, Bob Dylan to the Sixties, Woody Allen to the 1970s—that's what Eric Bogosian is to this scary second of drift... i do know of not anyone 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 indicates, together with Sex, medications, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails within the flooring 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 provided 3 Obie awards and a Drama table award—earning him dwelling icon prestige within the downtown theater scene.

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

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Wait, nothin’ to be scared of. You know me . . harmless. Nothin’ but a joke. Always was, always will be . . You didn’t think I was gonna stay way back there forever, did you? Huh. Pushing my broom. Hauling the big roller trash cart filled with milk cartons and apple cores . . No, not forever . . Huh . . You may have forgotten me, but I remember. When you’ve got the time, you remember everything . . I even kept your picture. See? . Oh, you don’t want to look? You don’t like it? I do. I look at it all the time.

Or strangulation. Asphyxiation. Tighter and tighter, then blackout. A piece of wire is all that’s needed. But perhaps the worst of all is the most spectacular: the slitting of the throat with a straight razor. One deft move, deep and quick. The wound is fatal, yet consciousness persists . . 34 16 Alone Together A man stands deep in the corner of the stage, almost mumbling. Hello, remember me? I’m right here where you left me. Right in that dark corner . . I’ve been waiting . . Come on, gimme a smile.

Well, let me tell you something, friends . . We do not live in the Garden of Eden. We live right here on earth! And some will suffer, while others prosper, as it is written in the Bible. Now, if you could ask the most successful men who ever lived, “What is the secret? ” Ask Andrew Carnegie . . ask John D. Rockefeller . . ask Bob Hope . . If you could ask them, what would they tell you? They would tell you that there are two kinds of people in this world: There are the haves and the have-nots.

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