Day 20: Mark Twain on Mankind

The 31 Days of Cheer continue with one of the great American satirists: Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain. I’ve seen this superb show three times, going back to the 70s, and we’ve got tickets to see it again next month. Holbrook jokes that when he first started doing Twain almost 50 years ago, it took several hours to do the makeup and hair. Now, at 82,  he’s ready in about half an hour.

Here’s a good segment from one of HH’s many shows. In this one, Twain mocks man as “the reasoning animal” and “the religious animal.”


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