Next up is the hilarious Tatyana and the Cable Man, written by John Doble. On a cigarette break at work, Tatyana, a Russian immigrant to the US, lays out the details of her love-life to a silent co-worker. She's been dating the titular cable man, who initially sounds atrocious - a hard-hearted Fox News watching Republican without an ounce of sympathy. Tatyana explains how she gradually thaws him with a combination of intelligence, culture and good old fashioned socialism.
...If you looked up assertive Russian woman in the dictionary you'd get a picture of Tatyana; yet she's sympathetically and smartly fleshed out in a real person. We laugh along with her, enjoy her company and appreciate her intelligence. The gradual evolution of her confused, quietly infatuated cable man is also fun to hear, a detailed picture building in our minds of his behaviour. This was the best thing I saw all night, the humour perfectly dry and the tone precision nailed down.