Love to Interrupt
Who is the funniest person in
America? Is it a seasoned professional or a person with just a
funny story to tell? Find out as Jay Mohr invites some of the
funniest people to take the stage in competition for a
contract with NBC and a special on Comedy Central.
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Jay Mohr
Scouts: Bob Read, Ross Mark, Colin Quinn, Kim Coles,
EP: Peter Engel, Barry Katz, Jay Mohr, Dan Cutforth,
Packager: Peter Engel Productions, Giraffe Productions,
Airs: Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET on NBC
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Episode 2.3 - June 15
So what ten comics get in the house? Which comics
leave Brett and Drew fuming? Will any of the comics that
get in be any good?
That's what we are here to find out.
We are down to 20 comics. Ten of them get to be in the
house. The other ten get to go back to what hey were
YES, this is the set of episodes with Drew Carey and
Brett Butler calling foul on the show. They are two of
the Celebrity Scouts. The other ones are Tess and
Before we get to them, we get to the comedians, who all
say that they know what the stakes are. Todd Glass is
once again annoying people - this time saying how he is
on too much and how he needs to tone it down. Sure,
that's looking like it - he's only now in every scene
whining. Please don't let him in the house.
Unfortunately, they let him in the hotel - along with
everyone else, as the comedians find out that they are
getting roommates. Gary Gulman finds out that he's stuck
with Todd and asks if he gets any sedatives. Heh.
Kerri Louise and Bonnie McFarland also stick with each
other. Kerri thinks that Bonnie doesn't like her. Bonnie
doesn't think that Kerri is funny. Meow. Meanwhile, ANT
makes his Cleopatra-like entrance into his room, to the
dismay of Dan Ahdoot, and the calm Todd decides that it
would be fun to jump on his and Gary's bed - while Gary
is still lying in the bed. Just so he can annoy
everyone, Todd continues his jumping around with the
group, which gets ANT to say, "OK, Todd sees he's having
a good time, let's f#ck with them." Bonnie is f#cking
with the women, as she hates all of them and decides to
bond with the men instead. Those are your two early
nominees for the most hated comics in the house.
The cattiness section of the show is over. The
competition part has started. The special comedians have
been introduced and we are ready to start the show. The
comics are divided into groups of 10. 5 of the 10 in
each group get to advance. Don't forget that in my eyes,
repetition of material is bad, regardless of how funny
it is the first time.
Contestant #1 - Jessica Kirson, who repeats her first
joke. She talks about how she is intimidated by English
children. Eh. She's been much better earlier. Tess likes
that she was borderline psycho - and I agree, but she
Contestant #2 - Gary Gulman. He quit his job after
seeing the Shawshank Redemption - and he's looking for
redemption here. He talks about the overratedness of
cheerleaders. It was cute - also did nothing for me, but
he scored major points with the judges afterwards,
especially when he tells Tess that he would walk around
naked in the house. He looks in to me.
Contestant #3 - Corey Holcomb. I'm waiting to see if he
can do anything else besides ghetto jokes - and when he
repeats the ghetto portion of the show, the answer is a
quick and concise 'no'. He is much better this time
around when he talks about bad marriages and he is the
best so far.
Contestant #4 - Tim Young, who leads a spiritual
lifestyle as an aspiring buddha. He talks about how his
dad was so hairy that he had to release him out of the
woods. He also wonders about religion and how they can
make a reality show called Who's G-d is it Anyway?
"Mohammed - Jesus turned my water into wine - he knows I
don't drink, what's up with that?" He was very good, and
his quirks should get him in.
Contestant #5 - Kathleen Madigan. She does a gymnastics
sketch on how the gymnasts are falling because they are
hungry - and he does ethnicity scenes based on the
Olympics. She gets a standing ovation and she looks in
to me as well.
Contestant #6 - ANT, who is nervous because this is the
first time either of his parents will see him in action.
'My girlfriend is so pissed I'm gay.' well, that was new
- and then he goes into an old sketch. He does a cute
sketch about dealing with people in a drive-in theater
and this is the best that I've heard him - then again,
the other two times were full of old material that I'd
like anything new from him. Afterwards, his dad hugs him
and ANT says that he doesn't care about the competition
because he's already won. AwwwwBleh.
Contestant #7 - Kerri Louise. Her kids follow her to
Vegas - as well as her husband and parents. She talks
about the fashion stereotypes and pregnancy, "He's
Irish, I'm Lebanese, so you know they're going to be
drunken terrorists." She was ok - but she may have sunk
herself when she was talking about how her husband wrote
her act. You're going to say THAT to the judges?
COntestant #8 - Monty Hoffman. "I know what you're
thinking - another hot babe." Monty is his traditional
Monty self - but everything is a repeat - from the
operation table to the psychic "I was done with the
psychic. I was asking her, why are you disappointed? You
knew this was going to be bad." He gets a standing
ovation and he seems like a lock - but will the
repetition hurt him?
Contestant #9 - Dan Ahdoot. He's here with his family
and he looks nervous. He also repeats the same material
that he did earlier (the timeline and the Jew part), and
that's a strike against him. Another strike - he talks
about being nervous as ANT is his roommate. Will his
past stuff get him in - or keep him out?
Contestant #10 - Bonnie McFarland. "My agent calls me
'Sweetheart'. Some people seem to be uncomfortable, but
when you are called c#nt as many times as I have, I'll
accept sweetheart." WHOA. She talks about breasts and
she does a porn sketch at an 8pm show. That stunk and I
don't understand why she thinks she is better than the
women. She talks about her verbiage and I am wondering
if the shock value got her in. ANT talks about it,
describing a dollar bill as her career - and then
dropping it to the ground.
So who gets in? My top 5 are Corey, Tim, Kathleen, Gary
and Dan - but I think that there has been too much
camera time on Bonnie and ANT to not think that they
aren't getting in the house. I think the 5 who get in
are Bonnie, ANT, Corey, Kathleen and Tim.
Jay is back - and he says that the decisions have been
made. He stresses that the comedians will irritate the
hell out of each other, which in my mind means that the
annoying Bonnie, unfortunately, is a lock. Getting into
the house are Kathleen (who won a lot in video poker),
Gary, Corey, Bonnie and...ANT. Apparently, the camera
time doesn't lie and the lack of new material comes back
to sting both Monty and Dan. I am 4 out of 5 - whoopee!
Reactions? The contestants are all disappointed, but
they all take it well. Drew and Brett seem to take it ok
as well, so it seems like the controversy isn't in this
hour. As for the promise of drama? "Corey Holcomb is in
the house, so drama is inevitable."
What else is inevitable? The second half of the finals.
We'll see who gets in, who should have gotten in, and if
Drew and Brett make any nasty noises.
June 8 - Auditions
June 9 - New York Semis