Wigfield

Version: Unabridged
Author: Amy Sedaris , Paul Dinello , Stephen Colbert
Narrator: Amy Sedaris
Genres: Satire & Parody
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: May 2003
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 45 minutes
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Overview

A hilarious illustrated satire of a Lake Wobegon gone hideously wrong and the earnest reporter who hopes to save it from extinction. Wigfield is a town in danger, and its only hope lies in the self-righteous "journalist Russell Hokes, who arrives hoping to capture the quiet dignity of the disappearing American Small Town.

Reviews (3)

Too Much

Written by lbrace on January 5th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I like humor and satire but this book was a little over the top and the humor was not to my tastes.

Wigged Out!

Written by Skyler from Weed, CA on December 26th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is one of the funniest audio presentations I've ever heard. Of course, anything staring Amy Sedaris, Steven Colbert, and David Sedaris can't go wrong. Its about a small town and the crazy people that live there - all told by a writer that used to paint the yellow lines on highways. Doesn't make sense? Listen to the book!!

Wigfield

Written by Anna Shirey on December 10th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Lots of fun to listen to! Both narrated really well, and brought their characters to life. Really great satire on "Small Town America."

Author Details

Author Details

Sedaris, Amy

AMY SEDARIS, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert met at Chicago's Second City and have been collaborators ever since. They have developed two separate series for Comedy Central: "Exit 57" and "Strangers with Candy". In addition to TV work, Dinello and Colbert are successful screenwriters.

Dinello, Paul

Amy Sedaris, PAUL DINELLO, and Stephen Colbert met at Chicago's Second City and have been collaborators ever since. They have developed two separate series for Comedy Central: "Exit 57" and "Strangers with Candy". In addition to TV work, Dinello and Colbert are successful screenwriters.

Colbert, Stephen

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced /koʊɫˈbεɹ/;[6] born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, satirist, actor and writer, known for his ironic style (particularly in his portrayal of uninformed opinion leaders), and for his deadpan comedic delivery.[2]

Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy series "Exit 57".

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived "Dana Carvey Show" before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted, gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

In 2005, he left The Daily Show to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as "The O'Reilly Factor". Since its debut, the series has been successful, establishing itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006.[7] His book, I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List.