"There probably was no one more combative than Larry David, nor courageous. He bombed more than anyone, because of the nature of his material, which was way offbeat, borderline insane."
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Middle-class frustrations are an Alan Ayckbourn specialty -- and in his 75th play, Neighborhood Watch, now at 59E59 Theaters, he posits a plausible story with unexpected results.
Paul Newman said that he remembered the instant he stopped signing autographs. "I was standing at a urinal in Sardi's," he recalled, "and this guy came though the door with a piece of paper."
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