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Ineluctable modality of the risible

October 16th, 2003

I know it’s bad form to laugh at those who have tumbled headlong and humiliated into the rank dankness of the gutter.  But when the high-and-mighty has tripped over his own sanctimony, hypocrisy, and bloated ego, well, all bets are off.   In “Rush to Recovery,” Harry Shearer administers a therapeutic dose of cruelty.