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Martin Schneider writes:

Our friend Toby Gardner makes an astute observation: Having David Sedaris and Woody Allen in the same issue of The New Yorker is the precise magazine reenactment of the scene in Annie Hall in which Alvy Singer complains about having to follow a standup comedian at an Adlai Stevenson rally. And they even put Woody's piece right after Sedaris's.

It's practically an homage.


I’ve never liked any of Woody’s written pieces. This one was kind of creepy.

Sedaris is always a pleasant easy read, although this one wasn’t up to his usual standard.

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