THE STORY: A meditation on making it to the top of the ladder, on falling off the ladder and on the exhilarating thrill of the ultimate crash and burn. Bogosian takes us for a ferocious ride through a cavalcade of colorful characters as he skewers pop culture, conformity, religious hypocrisy and human nature itself with razor-sharp wit. Whether he's playing Satan as a modern-day salesman, a Hollywood producer capitalizing on an airplane disaster, a spiritual guru with questionable motives, or mocking himself as an obsequious actor auditioning for a part, Bogosian tackles today's relevant post-9/11 themes with uncompromising honesty.
""In WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, Bogosian is in top form, saying once again that in order to be truly alive you must see everything, especially the stuff most people work hard to avoid seeing."" - LA Times. ""No, Bogosian isn't angry: He's furious. And perplexed. And neurotic. And as brilliant as ever. [WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE is] a glorious cacophony of voices that mimics the confusing complexity of life in the Information Age."" - Boston Globe. ""Bogosian hasn't simply crossed the line of good taste, he has snorted it."" - Daily Texan.