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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The Final Six - August 3
So after a week of seeing 4 comedians get knocked out
for a second time, we are FINALLY down to the top 6
comics. Six of them get to perform. Three of them get to
the finals, which will be next week. You all know how to
vote, so I won't get into that. I will get into the
comics, who Jay reintroduces - Jay London, Alonzo Boden,
Gary Gulman, John Heffron, Tammy Pescatelli, and
Kathleen Madigan. Three of these 6 will be in the finals
- and we see those results on Thursday.
First up - Jay London. He said that winning the Wild
Card was getting love that he didn't think that he was
able to obtain. He says that it's a pleasure to be let
into our home - without the home alarms being on. Heh.
He gets more love from the audience as he starts his
set. he mixes some old stuff with some new stuff. "I
bought a book on hair loss and the pages kept falling
out... May is mental health month, but I got an
extension... I just came back from a freak of nature
walk... I had a very lonely New years. I had my own
balls drop." It's typical Jay London, and I love his
style. He had no problem last week, but can he hold his
own against the Top Guns?
Next up - it's Gary Gulman. He wants to make the
audience laugh - and then try to make the viewers laugh.
He thinks that it would be the coolest thing to win it.
He talks about struggling to get up at 9am for his 9-5
job. He also can't stand the snooze button. He talks
about milk and wondering what the campaign is targeted
at, adding sugar cookies to the hate list and laughing
at his joke. I'm glad someone is laughing at him - I
still am not a fan and I wonder what would have happened
if it was Gary and Jay head to head.
Comic #3 - John Heffron. He thinks that it would be cool
to have the title and to have bragging rights. He talks
about being at a bar and wonders if he's too old to be
there - maybe a roller rink would be better. "Cheating
on your mate? Shoot the duck!" He talks about advice for
the younger set - mainly to 'whip it out and mark your
territory.' He also talks about the 'We gotta go girl' -
and that's the person who you have to booze up in order
to get the girl that you want. That part was very funny.
The rest of it wasn't bad either and he put on a really
Comic #4 - Kathleen Madigan. She never went to the
head-to-head challenge, and she is wondering if maybe
the audience just thinks that she is a crazy lady who
lives in the house. She wants to meet Willard Scott. She
goes up to Canada - which she compares to her attic as
she finds neat new stuff. She talks about her neurotic
family, and about taking the SAT Tests. "If I have to
paid $68 to show that I was an idiot, then so does
everyone else... you have to wait table and join
Kathleen telling jokes in group B". She talks about her
experiences in waitressing and compares alien abductions
to us snagging fish. "I bet if you drain the ocean,
there will be 20 million posters of 'Missing' - and if
you throw Phil back in, the other fish won't believe
where Phil was." She finishes by hoping that Kerry would
blackmail the public by threatening to pull the ketchup.
After a slow start, she is grooving, and she makes
herself look very good here.
Comic #5 - Tammy Pescatelli. Her whole goal was to get
to the finals to help her family - and winning or
losing, she'll get a hug from her mom. She immediately
goes for the Sicilian angle. "Maybe that's why they
don't let Sicilian people on Survivor - because there
are no cops." Well, I have two words in rebuttal -
Boston Rob. She also talks about Janet's cleavage at the
Super Bowl and her wardrobe malfunctions, not to mention
Paris Hilton, "You don't have to be poor to be white
trash." She was funny, but Kathleen blew her out of the
water, and I don't think there will be 3 female
comedians in the finals.
Finally, we get Alonzo Boden. He wants to own and
destroy the room. It would be a huge validation for him
to win the whole thing, and for him, the validation
starts now. He talks about how scary South Alabama is,
and his questions on the war. "We took over an oil
producing country. Why is the price of gas going up?"
And illegal aliens, "Illegal aliens sneak into this
country to do crappy jobs that no one wants to do for
little and no money and you want to get rid of them?"
And... other things... "If your crazy enough to marry
your dog, just keep them off my lawn." He also does a
hysterical sketch on white athletes vs. black athletes -
the white guys are surprised the black guys can talk,
the black guys are surprised that the white guy is on
the team. His delivery is great and I think he is a lock
for the top three.
We get a montage of tonight's performances and a
reminder to vote NOW. Here is my list of who I liked -
I think Alonzo and Kathleen are locks - and I think it's
a toss-up between John and Jay for the last spot. We'll
see who gets tossed out - and who flips out when they
are in the finals - on Thursday.
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
July 27 - The Wild Card
July 29 - The Wild Card Results