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 Final Six Results -
After watching the comedy routines of the best 6 left
in the game, we will be seeing who will be the Top 3
left in the game. Jay M. announces that the comedians
will be divided into three groups of two. Each group has
one person that advances to the final three - and one
person who doesn't. Each person in the duo will perform
their skit, and then the winning comedian will be
After having to endure a forgettable joke sequence from
Jay Mohr, a recap of what's happened so far, and a
reintroduction of the comics, we finally get to see the
pairings. The first duo is... Gary Gulman and Tammy
Pescatelli. Hmmm.. this is interesting, as I didn't
think either of their material was wonderful on Tuesday
- yet one of them will be in the finals.
Hopefully, they will come up with some better stuff in
this show, as all of the comics get to have one last
performance. Gary starts us off by wondering how we have
space shuttles before self-adhesive postage stamps.
"Every banana that I've ever eaten has had a sticker. It
took you 500 years to catch up to Chiquita. Way to go."
He also talks about having a boyfriend in prison (?).
Tammy Pescatelli is up next. She talks about the 130
degree weather. "Today it be hot. Tomorrow it be hot. It
be hot all week. Back to you, Habib." She continues to
make fun of Iraqi culture and women's facial hair, and I
am still wondering how either of these two got into the
Well, one of them did, and as for who, we're going to
find out. The winner of this group is... Gary! He
advances on and hugs Tammy. We see the Tammy montage, as
she says that it's been a wonderful experience.
The next duo is... Kathleen Madigan and John Heffron,
which means that Alonzo and Jay are in the final duo
group. John gets to go first, and he talks about life in
the third grade and how that can haunt you. This was
pretty bad, but fortunately for him, this material
doesn't count for the final three.
What does Kathleen counter with? Landing on the Grand
Canyon and making fun of a slow drawl - and how Stan
can't possibly have one. "Hi. Welcome to Hell. Before I
set you on fire, I made you a pie." She also talks about
how celebrities are dumb enough to be DWI. "You can
afford a cab. In fact, you can afford to get the
Clydesdales to pick you up in their own beer wagon."
Also not as good as Tuesday, but she was pretty funny.
I thought Kathleen and John both put on very solid
efforts last night. Neither of them had wonderful skits,
but they aren't graded on today's efforts. I would think
that Kathleen would have the edge over the women - but
she is paired up against John, who was also excellent on
Tuesday. It would be much more dramatic that if one of
the women advanced, they would put up both female
alliancers against each other - but they don't, which
means that I think that neither of the women made it to
the finals. I am correct, as John gets the win - and a
well-deserved one at that.
Our final pairing is Jay London and Alonzo Bodden. Jay
starts with "People read me but they don't subscribe."
"The audition called for 12 people to dress up like
clouds. 14 people shows up and it was automatically
overcast." Jay may not be for everyone's tastes, but I
think he's great.
Here's someone who I also think is great - Alonzo. He
goes for the racism in sports. "I don't like hockey,
because the only thing that's black is the puck, and
people are hitting it with a stick. Now golf, on the
other hand... there's a reason why Tiger hits the ball
that far." He also goes after NASCAR. "I can make fun of
NASCAR fans, because if they chase me, I just turn
right." Once again, another killer set from Alonzo.
I think this pairing spells trouble for Mr. London. If
Jay was up against someone like Gary or Tammy, I would
think that he has a shot - but not against Alonzo, who
absolutely blew away John and Corey Holcomb 2 weeks ago
and who easily had the best set of the night. The final
spot goes to... Mr. Bodden, who is thrilled to be in the
Final Three - and who gets to share some air time with
his father. We get the bye-bye montage from Jay London
and he walks out. Thank You.
Our final three are Alonzo Bodden, Gary Gulman and John
Heffron. One of them wins $50,000 and a developmental
NBC contract. The other two get to be on Jimmy Kimmel,
David Letterman, and a host of syndicated celebrity game
shows - which isn't a bad runner-up gig. Does Jay London
have the number for Balderdash?
My take? Well, that surprised me. I expected to see
Alonzo in the Top three, and I can see how John, who put
on a dynamite set, could have been there as well. Gary?
He surprised me because I didn't think his material was
as strong as someone like Kathleen, but he was spun in a
positive light on the show, and I can see that sentiment
advancing him to the finals.
My other take? We get a commercial advertisement for
Last Comic Standing 3. This time around, it's the comics
from LCS 1 Vs. the Comics from LCS 2 in a weekly
showdown until somebody wins. Now THAT'S what the show
should have been in the first place and I am all for it.
KEEP THE HOUSE/CASTLE/LOVE NEST/WHATEVER YOU WANT TO
CALL IT OUT OF THE SHOW!!!!!
But before we get these, we have to see who wins LCS2.
Who do I think it will be? I think that Alonzo has the
clear edge, as he has already beaten John Heffron in a
head-to-head-to head comedy competition. I think it's
Alonzo's to lose, but I think that John can pull off the
upset and Gary could be a fascinating dark horse.
There's only one way to find out who wins, and that's to
tune in next Tuesday. We get a two hour special of fast
fun, fast laughs, and 105 minutes worth of space-filler.
I'll be here waiting.
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
August 3 - The Final Six