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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The Wild Card - July 27
Now THIS is what I've been waiting for. For the past 5
weeks, we've seen 5 rotten comics (well, 3 rotten ones
and 2 decent ones) find their way out of the
Or so we thought.
Well, the ratings, dictated otherwise, so now we have
some more comic competition. The good news is that this
is the stuff that I want to see more of in LCS2. The bad
news? Well, this is coming from the comics that I wanted
to see less of.
After getting the mandatory recap, Jay Mohr reminds us
that the power is now in our hands. Jay comes up to do
some stand-up for us. He tells us that the 5 comedians
have 4 minutes to perform, and when the time runs out,
so does the power in the microphone. "Life is tough.
Wear a cup." You can call, internet in, or text message
your vote - and one of them will be allowed to go back
in the game. Everyone can get a second chance - except
the agent that put him in 'Pluto Nash'. Heh.
We reintroduce ourselves to the contestants - Todd
Glass, Bonnie McFarlane, Corey Holcomb, ANT, and Jay
London. Here are my rules - I will be unbiased and only
judge the comics based on this one performance. The one
exception - and repeated material will be frowned upon,
since we probably all want to see new stuff.
Corey Holcomb starts the show - and he is still
disappointed that he was so close to getting to the
final 5. The Wild Card show motivated him to get some
new, original killer material - and he starts off by not
talking about the ghetto portion of the show. He talks
about people who have low values but who have special
qualities. He also talks about rewriting the marriage
values. 'Dearly beloved, we are here to see the
unification of this fool's bank account with this
woman's possessions.' And, of course, we get the ghetto
portion of the show. 'For Christmas, we didn't have a
tree, we had a green blanket wrapped over the coat
rack.' His material was very original, and he was fairly
funny, to boot. It's a strong start and he set a decent
Next up is Bonnie McFarlane. She reiterates her 94%-6%
loss, and she couldn't believe that almost no one voted
for her. She relates this as a chance to lose again and
it's obvious that she hasn't gotten over that loss. It's
really obvious when she starts her set and asks the
crowd, 'Where's my 6% at?'. She talks about finding love
and rips off a sketch that Lang did earlier on this
season called 'Lesbian or Midwestern'. She continues to
be controversial 'I take Spanish from 7 to 9 - or until
the construction is finished on the house next door' and
she continues to be lightweight. During her skit, I was
pining to see a performance from Dan Naturman - or even,
for that matter, from Buck Star.
I would also like to see a performance from Jay London -
and I'll get that now. He felt heartbroken that he got
knocked out from the family, and if there is ever a
sentimental heartfelt Dat Phan-like character to make a
run, he would be it. He does his self-deprecation act -
and I love the new material. 'Do you think the Motel 6
in Amish country keeps their light on?...My doctor said
that I had acute appendicitis. I said compared to who?'.
He did have to look at his notes during the show which
was noticeable, so I have to take off some points there,
but I love his act, regardless. We get a shot of someone
standing up and a sign under him saying 'Jay's Friends'.
That's not very nice...though appropriate.
ANT, after getting knocked out by Gary Gulman, got a
good night's sleep. He regrets that he didn't have more
fun in his stand-up set, and he vows that he will get
that opportunity this time around. "So I lost 31 pounds.
Atkins and Crystal Meth are amazing." He talks about
life in the bar, with alcohol and drugs. He does bring
back the Boxing Joke from season 1 that got Buddy
Hackett and Joe Rogan arguing at each other. He does
have a funny skit, but I'll give him the same comments I
gave him in his head-to-head - the material is funny for
the people who like it, but he will not get the
mainstream vote using that sort of material.
Last (and to me, almost least) is Todd Glass. He lost a
close match to Tammy Pescatelli - and he reminded
everyone that he didn't clap for her victory. He
promises to have a good time - after cursing everyone
else out. He talks about the machismo of males and
people who don't tell the truth. He also talks about
What If - and by trying to get off by impersonating the
cookie monster and annoying your second grade teacher.
'When they were handling out personalities, you must
have thought they said who wants to be a mean whore?'.
It's a brand of comedy that I just don't like - but at
least he was better than Bonnie.
We get one last recap and a speech from Jay on how to
vote. You can vote as many as three times on three
different mediums (that's 9 votes, total). We finish
this one up by having all 10 comedians back on the
stage. When the show is done, everyone goes over to talk
to Jay London, then everyone congregates in the center
of the stage - except for Bonnie and Corey. Just in case
you were unconvinced about the hate that Corey has for
ANT and the hate that Bonnie has for everyone else, that
picture speaks volumes.
So who do I think won? Here's my rankings.
I think that the battle is going to be between Jay and
Corey to get into the house. If you add the sentimental
factor (and that factor was a major role in Dat Phan
winning it all), then that puts Jay over the top. Will
that put him back in the competition? We'll all see on
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
July 20 - Return of the Eliminated