Comic genius Steven Wright is coming to The Bing; tickets are on sale today

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In the '80s, when comedy blew up from dirty little clubs into a booming industry thanks to HBO specials and MTV's Half-Hour Comedy Hour and the like, Steven Wright rode the wave to fame, using a lethargic stage presence and non-stop onslaught of one-liners like: 
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"What's another word for thesaurus?"

"Everything is within walking distance if you have the time." 

"I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died." 

His 1985 album, I Have a Pony, is a classic, and led to a cult following that expanded into mainstream success. In 1989, he co-wrote and acted in an Oscar-winning short film, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, and his voice is heard on the radio as a DJ in Reservoir Dogs, and he had an utterly odd role in stoner comedy Half-Baked

The past few years he's gotten back into standup, and his tour is stopping in Spokane on Friday, Jan. 8 at The Bing. Tickets are on sale today via TicketsWest, and are $41.50. 

Here's a compilation of some of his best: