"It's the house or something," says a first-time visitor to the crumbling country homestead in Sam Shepard's "Buried Child," which has been given a vibrant, spectacularly funny revival by the Steppenwolf Theater Company here.
But as played by the spectacularly funny Kristin Chenoweth, she has a voice that is strong and sharp enough to etch monograms into Baccarat crystal.
The title, which means "from the east" is, as the author points out, the hardest thing in the book, a sly travel account purporting to be written by a Victorian hooray which makes for spectacularly funny reading.
His sudden death from frustration is a spectacularly funny exit.
His first feature film, "Green Lights," recently opened in Los Angeles and received a rave review from Variety, which said it achieved "spectacularly funny results."
In this spectacularly funny revival of Michael Frayn's peerless backstage comedy there are moments when everyone - onstage and in the audience - seems to be riding the same runaway roller coaster.
It's worth noting that the model who sat for the photos on which the paintings are based (one photo is included in the show) is Robert Melee, whose recent solo exhibition at Andrew Kreps was one of the more spectacularly funny oddities of the season (and a personal favorite).
Rolling Stones Peter Travers praised Linklater as a "sly and formidable talent, bringing an anthropologist's eye to this spectacularly funny celebration of the rites of stupidity.