Round of 10
We've spent weeks trying
to figure out who our Top Ten Comics are. It's NOT going
to be Craig Robinson (who unfortunately is on my TV
screen right now screaming at me). However, it will be
one of the Top 10 comics. You, the voters, will decide
who will stick around and who won't. And me, the
recapper, will tell you who I'd be voting for...or
The hard part for me is that I've worked with 3 of these
comics (none of whom probably remember me, but
whatever). It's going to be VERY hard trying to be
unbiased. But I will do my best...
We start with Laurie Kilmartin, who talks about
forgiving cheating, bad spelling by the exes and
returning correspondence with 'Feck off, you miserable
batch.' Then we go into treating women with respect by
teaching her son to be gay, and finishing off The Little
Engine that Could by derailing it and killing a 'batch'.
And we have no judges reactions. That's her skit. There
you go. It was there.
Felipe Esparza is next up. He wants to be the best.
'Forget about Pedro. Vote for Felipe.' He talks about
the cops helping him out of his car with ride-a-longs,
getting degrees via scanners, and Mexico needing a rids
overseas to help in the Middle East. He ends the set
with stretch marks he claims he got from a mountain
lion. That was the funniest joke in the set, as I don't
find denigrating racial jokes too humorous.
Roy Wood Jr. is hoping that time #3 is a charm (he
failed in 2002 and 2007). He talks about how his Izod
Alligator is being mistaken for a Florida mascot. He
makes fun of swimming with fantasy swimming leagues and
put in a gator chasing Michael Phelps. Roy talks about
needing failures because America needs people who make
hamburgers and lap dancers. The Florida joke was a bust,
but the last set were funny (albeit repeats).
Maronzio Vance wanted to be a super hero, but couldn't
afford it. He'll be Pay Attention Man! He will come to
the rescue when you're not moving on a green light. He
also considers himself an ass when he spells diseases
over the phone - and screws up the joke while speaking
Rachel Feinstein talks about her mom going to MC
battles, emulating Sandra Bullock on The Blind Side as
she recreates a scene with it. She ends the scene with
her grandmother discussing booty slapping. I liked the
delivery but not the material (again, not a big racial
joke fan). I hope there's a lot of Rachel Feinstein fans
out there that remember her earlier funnier material.
We start the second half with Tommy Johnagin, who chats
about mom with cocaine in her hair and using grandma in
poor health as an excuse to come visit, grandpa hitting
a hair salon that grandma was in, lobbying on hoe 80
year olds should drive. He also calls the Better
Business Bureau on a strip club when the next thing he
wants removed is his glasses. Heh....eh.
Johnathan Thymius blows into his microphone about his
wife, his maid, his 3 kids (and 3 kids with his wife).
He's been on a diet for 2 months and lost...2 months. He
got spun around for a helicopter ride. He then burps and
wants the audience to give him juggling balls, or Plan
B. The sad thing is that despite what it sounds like,
he's the best comedian so far.
James Adomian talks about Aesop and writing about his
failures. 'The negative critic sitting under the tree
misses the big picture'. He talks about Ben Franklin and
George Washington getting razzed by John Adams, It's an
ok set, but I don't know how the audience skews, and I
don't know if they get into Aesop, Presidents, or
anything older than Britney Spears.
Mike DeStefano talks about the wrong people having
self-esteem. My friend says 'I've got women banging the
door down...from the inside?' He also talks about
perceptions. Black Guys = Music. White Guys = Insurance.
A guy worries if he's gay when he's sleeping for
Crack-Cocaine and Mike says he has the wrong issues. We
FINALLY get a good set.
The last comic of the evening is Myq Kaplan. He talks
about being a tough guy, about how vegans are annoying,
but he'll fight anyone in 70 years when he's living and
you're not. You can make $60 an hour being a street
musician or 60 minutes robbing one. And he talks about
not pointing at people when they point back. He's done
better sets, but this one wasn't too bad - especially
compared to the rest of the comics tonight.
So my thoughts? Being that comedy is relative and
subjective, I have no idea how people will vote, but I
know that I wasn't impressed. So here's my thoughts, but
take them with a HUGE grain of salt...
Roy Wood Jr.
HOWEVER: You have to remember a few things here. #1.
You've seen these comics in other sets earlier on this
season and #2. They have fan bases from Comedy Central,
etc. So I think that the 3 people who need to be
concerned are Vance, Adomian and Kilmartin, who could be
in trouble because she went first. We'll see what
happens in 7 days.
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