Picks and Pans Review: An Evening with Alan King at Carnegie Hall
HBO (Mon., June 15, 2:15 a.m.)
Like Jonathan Winters, Alan King starts off relying on old stuff: "What happened to Broadway.... I've seen so many changes since I was a kid...." Bitter nostalgia. But then suddenly King gets current, he gets mad and he gets good. He complains about idiotic decisions in American industry. He attacks business for its scandals: "Bankers are robbing the banks now." He sneers at the stock market's new records: "Go tell it to the people sleeping in the streets.... The market is not bullish. It's bull----." He whines about airline mergers and crowded restaurants. He is a kvetch with a conscience.
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