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Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature. Actually, Tackling might be too strong a word. More like “light caressing” plus a lot of complaining. He’s reading the Thomas Hardy classic, Jude the Obscure, out loud and commenting as he goes. Join Michael and friends like Jen Kirkman, Mike Birbiglia, Michael Showalter, and even his teenage daughter, as he discovers the world of Victorian England. Is it a terrible idea? Probably. But it’s a terrible idea he wants to do with you.

Obscure with Michael Ian Black Earwolf

    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 1.3K Ratings

Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature. Actually, Tackling might be too strong a word. More like “light caressing” plus a lot of complaining. He’s reading the Thomas Hardy classic, Jude the Obscure, out loud and commenting as he goes. Join Michael and friends like Jen Kirkman, Mike Birbiglia, Michael Showalter, and even his teenage daughter, as he discovers the world of Victorian England. Is it a terrible idea? Probably. But it’s a terrible idea he wants to do with you.

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4.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

PenguinPwr ,

Just a delight

Thank you Michael E-N Black for a wonderful couple of months! Such a pleasure!

john mosk ,

The Cool English Teacher

Michael E N Black is like your cool high school English teacher. Not the one who would buy you beer, but the one who would inspire you to major in literature in college.

stephie graf ,

thmbs up

delights after delights

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