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,
Airs: Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET on NBC
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Return of the Eliminated -
There's just ONE more episode until the finale - or so
they say, except that have it programmed that Last Comic
Standing 2 has another few weeks left to go. Therefore,
I am guessing that there will be a decent amount of
TWISTS!!!! before the series is done and over with.
The first twist is... Jay London is back on stage!!! Oh
wait, that's the recap. We start the show with Gary
returning to the house. Gary wishes that it wasn't Jay
who he was going against - maybe he wanted to go up
against someone... like... Tammy, who greets Gary with a
hug when she comes in. Alonzo points out that he's the
first one to win twice, while Gary said that he didn't
want it to come at the expense of Jay. Tammy pointed out
that he was thrilled when he beat ANT, to which Gary
replies that Jay never told him that he'd give him
'three more days' in the house. Touche'.
Jay... Mohr has come to tell all of the comics that they
have weathered all of the twists so far... but can they
handle THIS? Jay opens the door, and 3 of the hunks from
Average Joe wearing nothing but skimpy shorts come out
and by the look on Kathleen's and Tammy's faces, yes
they can handle it. Corey: "The dude ain't rooming with
me." Tammy: "Don't you wish that ANT was here?"
Tammy gets her wish - unfortunately for her, as Jay
opens the door - and in comes ANT... and Todd, and
Bonnie, and Jay. Only Gary is happy to see any of them
(Todd and Jay) while this comes from John: "All my past
came rolling in in a hideous green mist." ANT says that
the look of shock was like a priceless Mastercard
moment, and it looks like Corey wouldn't mind having the
Average Joe hunks come back and all pile up on his side
of the bed in preference to what he has to deal with
Jay tells the still in-the-running comics that the 4
booted comics will have an active hand in terms of who
will be going up in the final head-to-head. ANT pulls
off his first diva-esque moment in a while, when he says
that someone who promised that he wouldn't vote for him
did - and that person will pay. He storms upstairs, but
John blurts out that it was him and he admits it while
ANT vents to Kathleen and Tammy. ANT also tells them
that Tammy is on the block - and they plot while Bonnie
comes and tells them that ANT told them the outed comics
about the alliance. Well, they weren't funny, they may
as well be useful in some fashion...
Speaking of the aforementioned Tammy, she's in the
spotlight, talking about her trip to Disneyland again.
ANT is talking about how none of the other comics are
worried about the immunity challenge - since they are
already out of it. Todd is... well, Todd, and he does an
annoying dance outside.
For the other 6 comics who do need to worry, the
immunity contest this week is to create a sitcom pitch.
Just like last season, the pitch will be brought to a
focus group and the best-received pitch wins immunity
and a guaranteed spot in the final 5. "You're going to
want immunity this time. Trust me," says Jay in a very
mischievous smile, which signals to me that there could
be a very nasty twist to the other 5 later on down the
Gary says that there is nothing that can be said that
can hurt him, while Kathleen thinks that she's been
invited to an execution. Without further ado, Corey
talks about Married With Children Vs. Frasier. Critic:
"I didn't like him, and I didn't know why." Kathleen
talks about being a host of a Branson-type show. How are
you going to sell it to Middle America? Alonzo talks
about a recovering middle-class drug-addict, which is a
story of his life, but it's not really funny.
Gary plays a pediatrician who has to move in with his
mom. The show is called "A Doctor in the House". First
of all, there is a show with that premise already in
England. Second of all, the focus group didn't find him
likeable, and Gary found something that not only hurt
him, but brutalized him as he withered on the floor.
"Even a serial killer is likeable some times," says a
morbid Gary. Well, if it makes you feel any better, I
don't find you likeable - or funny - either.
Tammy does "The God-Daughter". "Not all Italians are in
the Mob - some of them are in the Witness Program." She
combines Mama's Family with The Sopranos, and she even
has a tag line. Everyone likes it - except an Asian
woman who doesn't like anything. Finally, there's John,
with "The State I'm In", which is about a couple who are
trying to get a relationship together from different
states. John himself thought that the idea sucked, and
this critic agreed. "I don't know what the show is
about, but I'm already rooting for the couple to break
The results are in, and the highest rating is a ....
65.3. Yeccch. Well, one of the bad ideas have to win, so
let's see who did. Speaking of bar, we get a comedy
spotlight on Bonnie McFarlane. Do we have to? Well, now
at least, with the 'Crying while you're drunk' sketch, I
remember why exactly I didn't like her.
The results: 48.9 = Alonzo, 50.8 = Corey, 59.4 = Gary,
61.7 = John, 63.4 = Kathleen, 65.3 = Tammy. Tammy gets
to the final five, and the deposed comics now need a new
target to go after. John bows his head in
disappointment, knowing that he is probably going to be
going to the head-to-head.
Once the comics come back, Todd and Bonnie reveal that
they got Tammy a present. Tammy is expecting it to be
knives, but they got her flowers, a thank you note, and
a look of disbelief on Todd's face. Tammy's reaction?
"They didn't know it was going to be me." and I'd have
to agree with her.
John is slowly walking up the steps when Todd reminds
John that he said that he had his 'B' game when he beat
Bonnie, and tells him to get his 'A' game ready. John
gruffly says that it's ready, and Todd once again gets
into his annoying repeat everything moment. This time,
the phrase is 'It's only a game', and he and Bonnie
scream while Bonnie is taking apart pieces of set. I
guess this is what they wanted to see for 5 weeks - and
I'm so glad that it's condensed to 30 seconds.
The voting commences - and here's what we get -
Tammy votes for Gar....Corey, and Tammy exchanges a
playful high-five with Gary.
Alonzo votes for John.
Corey votes for John.
Gary votes for Kathleen.
John votes for Kathleen.
Kathleen votes for Gary.
ANT votes for John.
Jay votes for Kathleen.
Todd votes for Alonzo.
Bonnie - who doesn't like anyone (shocker) votes for...
John, in a pure move of spite.
Much to ANT's pleasure, John is going to get it on - and
he chooses to get it on with Corey. Everything is set...
but Jay says that there is a twist. There will be a
THREE way showdown, as the 8 comics who aren't going up
get to revote.
Here we go again...
And here we go with Kathy talking about the Catholic
Church. If she doesn't get voted on, she and/or Alonzo
(if Gary gets picked) will be the only person who
doesn't get a head-to-head.
Tammy votes for Gary. Well, so much for the fun
Alonzo votes for Gary.
Gary votes for Alonzo.
Kathleen votes for Alonzo.
ANT votes for Alonzo.
Todd votes for Alonzo.
Jay votes for Alonzo.
Bonnie votes for... well, it doesn't matter, since
Alonzo is joining them all.
Gary and Kathleen (who never did a head-to-head) join
Tammy in the final 5. Gary is thrilled that he got
through the mentally grueling experience, while Kathleen
wants to spend the rest of her life on reality shows.
Alonzo says it's pressure-time, and pressure turns coals
into diamonds. Jay tells the comics to pack - but he
tells everyone else to pack to, because they are about
to lose their lease on the castle. Heh. Jay loses his
humor in his intro (as he talks about birds), but it was
bound to happen.
Corey says that a lot of people are relying on him to
make the final five. We come back to the ghetto portion
of the show (which we've heard now for 7 times). He says
other repeated material, which is cute, but it doesn't
get a lot of yuks from the audience. "I'm really not a
comedian, I'm a motivational speaker." Well, based on
the applause, it sounds like it.
This opens the door wide open for both Alonzo and John.
Alonzo goes first, and we can see why no one wants to go
head-to-head with him. "Cleavage is like currency. You
don't pay - you lean over and the drinks are free." He
continues on and the crowd goes nuts.
Finally, John is left to perform - and this is the best
that I've seen him. He talks about icing up a Nerf
football to make it a lethal weapon and the perils of a
Christmas paper wrapping paper tube. I'll even give him
bonus points for new material. He is very good, and I
think Corey will not be making it to the Final Five.
Here are the results. In first place, with 55% is...
Alonzo! In second place, with 38%, is... John! 7% goes
to Corey, and he is done. "To make it all the way to the
end... and to not get there, man, it hurts. It hurts."
So the final five are Tammy, Kathleen, Alonzo, John and
But we're not done yet. Here's the final twist of the
episode - the 5 booted comics get one last chance to
make the finals. Corey, Todd, Bonnie, ANT and Jay all
get one last chance to crash the party. I give the edge
to Corey, but I would love to see Jay advance. Who will?
It's up to YOU, as you get to vote. We'll see who jokes
it up - and who pulls it off - next week.
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
July 13 - One For the Kids