Jeff Cesario: Some Assembly Required Jeff Cesario distinguishes himself from the hordes of jabberers filling the comedy clubs these days by winning over audiences with what he calls common sense… Jeff Cesario: Some Assembly Required Jeff Cesario distinguishes himself from the hordes of jabberers filling the comedy clubs these days by winning over audiences with what he calls common sense… Comedy Jeff Cesario Showtime Networks Inc.
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Jeff Cesario: Some Assembly Required (1991)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Genre: Comedy; With: Jeff Cesario; Network: Showtime Networks Inc.

Jeff Cesario distinguishes himself from the hordes of jabberers filling the comedy clubs these days by winning over audiences with what he calls common sense and I call obsessive skepticism. He has a sweet smile and a gentle manner, but he brutally dismisses everything from psychiatry (''If you've got the money to go into analysis, let's face it — your childhood wasn't that bad'') to astrology (''When people tell me it's a legitimate science, I say, 'Oh yeah, sure, that's a legitimate science — that's why newspapers put coverage of your science on the comics page'''). In Some Assembly Required, Cesario doesn't elicit huge laughs, and a half hour of him is plenty, but he's one of the few comedians around whose thinking is as intriguing as their punch lines. B+

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Originally posted Aug 09, 1991 Published in issue #78 Aug 09, 1991 Order article reprints
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