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Review: Comic loser in 'This Too Shall Suck' wins

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 28, 2013 at 7:12 pm •  Published: January 28, 2013
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Graham had great success at professional Scrabble, coming in second at the 1997 World Championship, and he's good at high-stakes poker, sometimes. When he took to drinking, he was thoroughly dedicated to that as well, to his own detriment. He describes being broke and homeless and sleeping in public parks as an "outdoorsy lifestyle."

His bad luck with women began when a kindergarten crush said she liked him only "in God's way," which he says helped him become fluent in "blow-off language," and he has funny stories about online dating, masturbation and his loving grandmother. Graham gets serious when appropriate, yet inserts wisecracks even when describing his suicide attempt and his addictions.

His enactment of his 5-year-old self impersonating Woody Allen is hilarious, as is the story of how this act bombed in front of his summer camp peers. In Graham's life, there's often been some guy swinging in on a vine to snatch the prize from him. Yet he perseveres, and maybe this winning show will change his luck. For a while.

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