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/Creator: Jay Mohr
EP: Peter Engel, Barry Katz, Jay Mohr, Dan Cutforth,
Packager: Peter Engel Productions, Giraffe Productions,
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One For The Kids - July 13
The good news is that all of the comics who had
'questionable' credentials are now out of the house. The
bad news is that we will now be saying good-bye to a
good comic. Gary Gulman, one of those good comics, gets
welcomed by Corey, John and Kathleen, while it's now
Tammy's turn to be stone-faced. Corey, who feels that
ANT=DRAMA, is happy that ANT is gone, as he does his ANT
The mood has changed that there is now happiness in the
castle. How has the mood changed? Corey, who moves out
of the ANT room as soon as he humanly could, has not
gone back into the room, none of the comics want to be
in that room, and it stays vacant. John even goes
further, saying that it should be set on fire. Anyone
have any dragons handy?
After some fun with superficially planting ANT's faces
on statues, a dog pops into the castle. Corey decides to
feed the dog the leftover pizza. Jay feeds more food to
the dog, now called 'Rusty', while Kathleen wonders if
she can teach the dogs to eat comics. Heh.
The comics are plotting to get to the final 5, while
Tammy believes that immunity is vital. Speaking of
which, the comedians will face their toughest crowd
ever. The comics go to downtown L.A., and Kathleen
thinks that they have to be hilarious as they sell
crack. Jay Mohr tells them that they will be facing a
notoriously tough crowd, which turns out to be...
The comedians are thinking that selling crack may be a
I personally can't wait to see what Jay London does.
We get to see what Alonzo Boden does in his Comedy
Spotlight. He talks about how the polar bears think that
he is chocolate and how he can tag the other black guy
there and tell him to go home. I can see why no one has
Kathleen, who hates roasts and clowns, says that if she
has to get dressed up in a clown outfit, she will leave
and let NBC sue her for a million dollars. The comedians
draw licorice sticks for the order, and the comics can
pick their costume, including...a clown. I guess
Kathleen didn't pick that one, while Jay London gets
stuck with a ballerina outfit.
We get a token clown introducing them to John - aka 'Marmaduke
Don't Stink'. Well, his act does, but John tells them
all to remember him - and only him - by yelling skunk 10
times after seeing each act. Uhhhh....ok.
Gary Gulman is Simon Cheese, and he asks about his
brother Chuck E. Cheese. He gets dead silence and he is
concerned that he could be vulnerable. After playing
'Simon Says', he's not looking too good.
Jay London is Freddy the Flame as he channels the spirit
of ANT. He does just as well as he talks about not
lighting a fire in the forest. John - 'I'm sure that
there's a 1-900 number somewhere with him having the
same voice.' Jay gets booed off-stage to the chants of
'skunk' and I wonder if he is going the same way as ANT.
Tammy Pescatelli, who is Blue Hoo, asks them what do
they say after a knock knock joke. Their response?
'SKUNK'! Well, that didn't work - and neither did Corey
Holcomb's Mr Bootyscratcher, who asks Roland what his
parents do. Roland: "Scream all night." That's the
funniest line in the place - and better than the comic's
material so far (besides SKUNK!, which Corey gets an
earful of), and that can't possibly be a good sign. Can
Alonzo do any better as Cleanie the Genie? No. He pours
water on himself and does a pratfall, but that doesn't
work and he now respects clowns.
The last chance to beat John Heffron and his magic skunk
is Kathleen Madigan, who is Lucky the Leprechaun. She
was wondering where the bouncer was, but she was able to
have the kids play games with her, instead of doing
comedy. Did that work? We'll see, as the kids will now
decorate their favorite comic with stickers. John is
yelling for stickers, and some of the kids oblige. Is it
We'll find out, after seeing Corey Holcomb talk about
liking older women because they realize that he isn't a
bad guy after all. Eh.
It's time to count the stickers. John gets 5 stickers,
Gary and Jay each get 2, while Corey gets 3. Tammy and
Alonzo get one sticker, and Kathleen gets..... 6.
Kathleen wins by a sticker, and based on her success,
she wants to entertain babies next week. She can
entertain her stomach now, as she gets to take 2
comedians with her to NoE' in LA. She brings Corey and
Gary with her as they order it up. Everyone else orders
up... grilled cheese from the grill of Jay London.
Mickey D's, anyone?
While Jay is grilling up the sandwiches, Tammy is
cooking up a scheme to cook Jay. We see who is the real
planner in the house, as Tammy decides that she's doing
what's best for her family. John decides that he will
vote who he can actually beat, as does Corey. Gary is
also thinking strategy, while Alonzo just wants to avoid
being challenged. That disgusts Tammy, who wants people
to show what they are made of (as she has already won a
challenged) and accuses comedians of hiding until the
final 5. Well, if the strategy works...
Tammy and Kathleen are still venting that there are no
men in the house. We see a hidden alliance between
Kathleen and Tammy, who are trying to figure out how to
cook the votes up. Hmmm...
That being said, Mr. Mohr brings back up the
eliminations, and we go to the voting polls. Here are
the voting results...
...but not before we see Tammy's Spotlight. She talks
about Janet Jackson shocking people and she wants Janet
to explain the gross national product. Well, we can see
why she doesn't want to go up against. But who will go
Kathleen votes for Jay
Tammy votes for Jay
Corey votes for John
Gary votes for Tammy
John votes for Corey
Alonzo votes for Gary
Jay votes for Gary
We have a 2-2 tie, so Gary and Jay will compete against
each other. Gary goes for his second straight
elimination competition, while Jay gets his toes wet.
Gary says that Jay will be tough. I say that Jay better
be concerned about his acquired taste in comedy. I
prefer Jay over Gary because I like his style, but I
don't know if the audience will...
I don't know if the audience will like Jay Mohr either,
but they do as he trashes cats. 'When the girl likes to
ask if I want to meet her cat, I say 'You're close'.
This set, he was good. Let's see how well the comics can
Gary, who is almost rooting for Jay, is ready, while Jay
wants to score a TKO. He goes first, and as long as he
stays away from being too esoteric, he should be fine.
He doesn't. The crowd doesn't get it and he has to
repeat some jokes twice. 'This is death.' he says and
the applause seems more sympathetic than comedy. He does
get some good jokes in 'My wife had crabs, so I got her
some fishnet stockings.' The crowd liked it, but it was
too little too late and all Gary has to do is to not run
over anyone's pets and he'll be fine.
Does Gary run over anyone's pets? No, but he does go
after those rotten school kids and dashboards and the
pill. I didn't like his material at all, but it's not
what I think - it's what the audience thinks, and they
are whooping it up for Gary.
I'll say the same thing I said for ANT - if it's close,
then Jay has a shot, but I don't think it's going to be
close. It isn't - a whopping 89% vote for Gary, and he
has to leave. Gary is sorry to see Jay go, but he is
happy that he gets to come back. Jay says that the
devastating loss will make him stronger.
Next week - the old comics return in a TWIST!!!! Well,
it's not really a twist, if you've seen the first
season, because they will get to decide who will be
going up. Is there a twist on that? We'll find out next
June 8 - Auditions
June 9 - New York Semis
June 15 - Vegas Finals (1)
June 16 - Vegas Finals (2)
June 22 - Into the House
June 29 - The Tour Bus
July 6 - Roast Challenge