Funny Name: What’s in a Name from American Splendor

© Davidkphoto with CCLicense

© Davidkphoto with CCLicense

Harvey Pekar was an American comic book writer and music critic. While he was not officially labeled a comedian, you may remember his witty appearances on the David Letterman Show years ago. He was the writer of the American Splendor comic, a popular comic published from 1976 to 2008 which was based upon his own life. In 2003, the series spawned a critically acclaimed film adaptation starring Paul Giamatti.

This clip from American Splendor explores the humor and awareness behind being Harvey Pekar. It manages to be funny and poignant at the same time. Enjoy!