Love to Interrupt
You've seen the best from season
1. You've seen the best from season 2. But which of the comics
of Last Comic Standing is the best period? That's what you,
the viewing public, have to decide.
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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Episode 6 - September 28
We start this episode as Jay wants the audience to
raise the roof. He needs to replace the roof with
'ratings', as the show has now been officially cut by
two episodes from when it should have been ending.
Supposed ending date? October 19. New ending date? Next
week, October 5. Some things in the summer just
shouldn't last until the fall.
But until we laugh it up to Armageddon, we have as our
guest star for the week - Triumph the Insult Comic Dog!
Before we get to that, we have, in Jay's words, Season 1
going against Season 2 to give Season 2 $50,000 worth of
prize money. Well, he said it, not me, and now even
season 1 is celebrating. The eliminations will happen
right... at the end of the show, of course.
The comics who performed last week leave us, while the 6
comics performing insult humor directed at Jay Mohr will
now be setting up in a 'Friar's Roast' style, with
Jeffrey Ross, the master of the insult, as the roasting
leader. Ross starts us off "What would Last Comic
Standing be without Jay Mohr? Funnier? Jay is the gayer
Ryan Seacrest." Well, that about says it all, adding
that he got his role on Jerry McGuire and the ability to
bang Tom Cruise. Triumph goes out to say that he saw
bigger stars when he sat on his nuts. Well, any
semblance of 8pm humor (not like you would expect there
to be in a roast) goes out the window.
Triumph then goes after Tess (Nothing says sexy like a
girl going on congestive heart failure), Rich Vos (If
Rich Vos would have been any more rat-faced, Dat Phan
would have tried to eat him by now), Alonzo (He quit
drugs - some day, hopefully he'll quit comedy) and, of
course, Jay, (He keeps you guessing - what's he going to
suck at next?... your career is like my poop - you were
hot for 5 minutes). Well, it was raucous - but also
funny, and the comedians have some work to do.
We start the roasting with Geoff Brown, who brought
cards with him. He confuses Jay with David Spade and
says, "If you see all of the good parts of his movies,
and see all of the good parts of his TV shows, and read
all of his good parts of his books, then you have wasted
11 minutes of your time." Ugh. That is his best line,
and I would like to remind you all that you kept him in
over Sean Kent. Jeffrey says it best - "Geoff, thank you
for your rousing lecture."
Alonzo is next, and based on the fact that he won the
Friar Roast Challenge, I expect some good stuff out of
him. I get it... "We know him best for firing Tom
Cruise. Tom is still making 25 million dollars a movie -
and you're here with me." He goes after everyone,
including saying that Todd has been getting on his knees
with Jay just for an extra week. Really good stuff for
"Jay's career is as solid as me and Ralphie May holding
hands on a diving board." That comes from Tess, who adds
that if he takes away Jay's talent and good looks, we
get Todd Glass. "I've always had a crush on Jay... I
always wanted to know what it would be to sleep with a
white chick." continues Tess, giving Jay handcuffs, a
riding whip and a stool. Well, she was better than Geoff
Brown - but so would staring at the CD cover of Milli
So how much of a disappointment is this show? Well, they
are going to be replacing the show with a game show
about... wait for it... weight loss. For $250,000. You
are kidding me, right? We have a 2 minute montage of
this instead of commercials, and you have to wonder if
this was done out of hope - of desperation.
Gary Gulman equates LCS1 to the Montreal Expos of comedy
- and then goes after Dave Mordal and Rich Vos for being
bunkmates and then going after Dat Phan for being a one
joke comic. "We get it. Your mom sounds funny. Enough!"
He then goes after Ralphie - which gets the crowd
against him. He goes after Jay, saying that every week,
his hair gets voted off and that Jay's show on ESPN was
kicked off faster than Bonnie McFarland. OUCH! Well, now
we know why Bonnie didn't want to be on the air.
Rich Vos is on, and he goes after Ralphie, saying that
if he wins the money, he will have is kitchen stapled.
He goes after John Heffron, saying that he is running
around, looking for a punchline. The audience goes after
him, which has him go, "It's a Roast, stupid!" and "You
have a black guy with a white girl - didn't you know
that when you have a car jacking, you're supposed to
leave the driver there." That gets the audience laughing
again. This one doesn't - "Jay Mohr had to stop
drinking, because his liver was so brown and bloated
that it looks like Tess." OUCH! He goes more after the
comics than Jay, but his material was so very good, so
I'll over look it.
Finally, it's Todd Glass. "We came to laugh - and to
roast Jay Mohr, and then we will be praying that there's
no season four." If they keep him on, there won't be. He
then just runs off a string of insults and then sings
again, Again, this is as entertaining as it sounds and
he doesn't say anything that no one else hasn't said -
except for praying for Jerry Maguire 2. Then he
profusely grovels to Jay and I can't wait for Todd's
stint on the show to end.
Jay now gets a chance to respond to everyone. "If
Jeffrey was any uglier, he'd be Bonnie McFarland" then
goes to Rich, who apparently is dating Bonnie. "You've
been doing comedy for 20 years. Bonnie has been doing
comedians for 10 years." Gee, someone has a grudge
against her bailing out, doesn't someone? Geoff Brown -
"Every time you say something funny, I lose a bet." Jay
ends this by saying that he created this show to give
comics that he knew and saw on the road a chance to get
in the spotlight, and that he feels that they all
deserve what they get. He loves them all, and we end the
But sometimes, with love, there is tough love. In this
case, the toughness is that 4 of the comics will be
going bye-bye. He reminds everyone that the meaner the
roaster is - the better as we see a roasting recap. He
reminds everyone that the order of next week will be to
get the other 2 comics for the final four, then they all
perform one more time, then we get one more vote. After
the final vote, the person with the most amount of votes
will get $250,000.
It's time to get rid of comics. Out of Kathleen Madigan,
John Heffron and Jay London, the lowest vote getter
is... Kathleen. From season one, out of Ralphie May, Dat
Phan, and Dave Mordal, the first eliminated person is...
Dat Phan, as the defending champion goes out in 5th. The
first Season 2 comic to get to the Final 4 is... John
Heffron, as Jay London is eliminated. Joining him is...
Dave Mordal, as Ralphie May is eliminated.
They are in the final 2. Let's see how my ratings are
for who is joining them...
Top Ranked - Tess, Alonzo Bodden
Good - Rich Vos
Eh - Gary Gulman
14:59 - Todd Glass (please end this already!), Geoff
My take? Let's get rid of Geoff Brown for LCS 1. I
thought Tess actually was better than Vos, but she has
to get past Vos's fans and I don't see that happening.
Vos should win for LCS 1. As for LCS 2, Bodden had far
and away the best set of the night, and he shouldn't
have a problem against Gulman, who couldn't beat him in
Season 2 and who bombed out tonight. He may have a
significant challenge in Glass, though, as we haven't
seen how popular he is. I am hoping he's not popular
enough, since he wasn't very good tonight.
Based on the Final 4 of Bodden, Heffron, Vos and Mordal,
I think that Heffron could win the whole thing - but it
could very well boil down to who has the best set and
any of them could pull out the killer set. We'll see
conclusion of all of this next week, same Mohr time,
same Mohr channel, when we will have... no Mohr.