“Mr. Bogosian has crossed the line that separates an exciting artist from a cultural hero. What Lenny Bruce was to the 1950s, Bob Dylan to the 1960s, Woody Allen to the 1970s – that’s what Eric Bogosian is to this frightening moment of drift… I Know of no one else like him in pop culture right now.” – Frank Rich, New York Times
“Pure Theatrical Adrenaline.” – Time Out New York
“Imagine Lenny Bruce at the height of his notoriety becoming a popular talk show host and you may begin to have an idea of the whiplash intensity and black, hard edged cynicism of Talk Radio.” – Mel Gussow, New York Times
“Hypnotic! Both as an actor’s tour-de-force and a stinging cultural analysis.” – David Rooney, Variety
“Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio is just about the best theatrical expression of our fucked-up culture that I know.” – John Hellpern, New York Observer
“More timely today than it was twenty years ago… Radio crackles with intensity.” -- Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News on Talk Radio
One of America’s premier performers and most original playwrights, Eric Bogosian has earned increasing fame for his disturbing, comic appearances on stage, on film, and on the page. From his earliest evenings of monologues (Men Inside; Voices of America; Funhouse), to his best-known solo shows (Drinking in America; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll) and his remarkable first play (Talk Radio), Bogosian has explored the dark underbelly of the American dream with blistering prose, trenchant social criticism and breathtakingly accurate characterizations of an astonishing range of fellow citizens.
The Essential Bogosian brings together Talk Radio and all of Bogosian’s monologues up through Drinking in America, providing the fullest view yet of this mercurial, much-emulated talent.
One of America's premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian's plays and solo shows include Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist); subUrbia; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, among many others. He has starred in a wide variety of film, TV and stage roles. Most recently, he created the character Captain Danny Ross on the long-running series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. 100, a collection of monologues, commemorating thirty years of Bogosian's solo-performance career, was published by TCG in 2014.
Eric Bogosian is the OBIE-award winning writer and performer of "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll", and "Drinking in America", as well as his plays "Suburbia" and "Talk Radio", both made into major motion pictures.