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A Horse Walks Into a Bar - Pages 1-29 Summary & Analysis

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Comedian Dovaleh Greenstein begins his stand-up in Netanya, Israel with a cheeky salutation: "Good evening, good evening, Good evening to the majestic city of Ceasariyaaaaaah!" (3). Described as a "short, slight, bespectacled man" (3), Dovaleh walks onto the stage in a clumsy, slapstick manner. He reacts in mock terror as his guests inform him they are actually in Netanya. Following the routine of typical comedians, he establishes a pattern with the audience by selecting tables and making rude observations about their appearance and wealth, to their and the rest of the audience's enjoyment.

Dovaleh rapidly paces through his jokes, returning to mocking Netanya (implying that the city is a toxic wasteland at one point) then judiciously mocking himself by pulling his shirt up to bare his skinny chest to the audience, then name-calling the audience for laughing at jokes made at their city's expense. The...

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