Occasionally, including in her more bitterly funny moments, the extremes converge.
Bitterly funny and rather gleefully sinister, it is suspenseful enough in its final minutes to have you inching up to the edge of your seat.
The result is "a bitterly funny once-over of relevancy and religion," Martin Levin said here.
If "Hero" had stopped there, it would have been a bitterly funny satire.
In "Donovan's Wife," he takes a bitterly funny look at the brand of politics practiced today.
Mr. Rabe's dialogue is bitterly funny, but you never forget that it is stage dialogue.
It's also the first and last moment when "The Truth-Teller" comes to bitterly funny, spontaneous life.
Morality is not the only issue in this bitterly funny book.
Some posters are bitterly funny, like the one listing "the advantages of being a woman artist."
When they talk back to the continuously playing television, their banter about the programming, particularly on the Black Entertainment Network, has a bitterly funny edge.