Steven Wright is the Zen master of comedy. His jokes are constructed with the precision of a Swiss watch. The man made the world safe for surreal one-liners, with such classic quips as: “It’s a small world – but I wouldn’t want to paint it.” If it wasn’t for Steven Wright, there wouldn’t have been a Mitch Hedberg and a million other inspired comedians to follow.
Wright’s jokes are timeless – or they live in their own universe. Here he is from a 1990 appearance on Letterman. Joke per joke – one of the strongest comedians in the business.