How was your experience?
I saw the original production in NYC 30 years ago. It's still very funny. I forgot however, that the first act is all about setup and runs very slow (though maybe I've gotten more ADD in the past 3 decades) and most of the big laughs come after intermission. Be patient! Lead actor is very good, but plays character more as a caricature from the beginning. My recollection of John Heard in the original was of a "normal" very shy and unhappy man who gradually comes out of his shell, rather than as a total nerd who saves the day. The rest of the cast, especially Ellard, also turn in good performances.