The nightmare of being employed as an office temp is given whimsical homage by San Francisco stand-up comic Josh Kornbluth in his semi-autobiographical first person comedy "Haiku Tunnel."
Proudly wearing its shoestring budget on its sleeve, the picture is introduced and frequently interrupted by Kornbluth -- a sweetly roly-poly, balding but wild-haired nebbish who stands in front of a chalkboard to illustrate crazy points from the ensuing story. The narrative proper follows Kornbluth, playing himself, through the oddball events of a temp job he once held at a SF law firm -- a job he screwed up pretty badly.
Adapted from his recent one-man show of the same name, "Haiku Tunnel" has the ring of humorous authenticity as our hero nervously plods his way through a sleep-inducing employee orientation, endures computer meltdowns and the scorn of the secretary pool, puts up with a patronizing boss and -- of course -- boosts office supplies, pausing to note for the viewer that Uniball Micropens are his favorite.
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