David Letterman had a guy in a Spider-man costume that was actually on fire racing across his stage last night; the revamped Broadway musical has opened (here’s my review), but the jokes are here to stay. Even Bono and the Edge, the show’s composers, say they’ll still tinker with it, so no one thinks it’s perfect.
I love the idea of changing the name to Spider-Mormon. Here’s the full list.
No 10. seems to be channeling Julie Taymor.
TOP TEN CHANGES TO THE SPIDER-MAN BROADWAY SHOW
10. What’s to change? It’s perfect!
9. Opened extra box-office for refunds
8. New sidekick, Concussion Boy
7. Lots of songs about cast members filling out workman’s compensation forms
6. Plagiarized word-for-word from the hit Broadway show “Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew”
5. Following Tony Awards sweep, renamed the show “Spider-Mormon”
4. Story is now mostly about Spider-Man’s wacky next-door neighbor Roy
3. It’s just like the Spider-Man movies, minus the stars, special effects and safety regulations
2. Accidents now accompanied by hilarious “boing” sound effect
1. To help more Americans identify with him, Spider-Man now weighs 350 pounds
And here’s Dave: