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 7 - October 5
Well, it always makes interesting fodder when what
happens after an episode is much more interesting than
the episode itself. Huh, you ask. Well, I'm here to tell
you that we may have seen our last episode - or we may
not - or possibly we will see a truncated version while
we see animated lions and Eddie Murphy yelling "Donkey
is an Ass! Donkey is an Ass!"
We'll get to that eventually. But now for the episode...
We get Jay, and we get the recap. We get another $50,000
to season 2, and then we get the announcement that we
will be chopping the comedians from 8 to 4. To remind
everyone, we have Geoff Brown, Tess and Rich Vos from
LCS 1, while we have Todd Glass, Alonzo Bodden and Gary
Gulman for LCS 2. Only one comic in each group will be
joining John Heffron and Dave Mordal in the finals.
The first person out is.... Geoff Brown, which was
expected because he was wooden. The first comic from LCS
2 is... TODD! YES! There is sanity in the world. And the
crowd goes... mild, since the ratings are mediocre, but
still, it's nice to see that the public has taste and I
don't have to see him on my screen anymore.
The final person in LCS 1... is... Rich Vos, as Tess is
eliminated (that repeats the final voting pattern in LCS
1). The person advancing in LCS 2 is... Alonzo Bodden,
as Gary Gulman is eliminated (repeating the voting
pattern of LCS 2). So we get the predictable pattern -
but at least we have the 4 best comics there.
It's now set time! This is the final set - for all the
marbles! We start off with my least favorite - John
Heffron, as he talks about younger vs. older women, the
cassette in the car - and when everyone had one (I still
do have one, Johnny), and more adventures as a 9 year
old. He's not my cup of tea, but he does have the most
8pm family friendly humor, and since he's won this thing
before, it makes him a strong favorite to win it again.
Next up is Rich Vos, who chats about his wise-ass
daughters getting him to trouble in the Supermarket (in
a repeat from LCS 1) and having coffee and a smoke to
calm himself (caffeine and nicotine for calmness) and he
goes after the tough luck of Jews ("If Moses walked 2
more miles, we would have had all the oil") and
Christians - ("Ash Wednesday - Mommy the priest burned
me. Be quiet and be thankful that's all he did.") And he
finishes with Mexicans coming to cross the border to get
a drivers license - the ultimate game of Red Rover. I
like him a lot - but once again, his material at an 8pm
hour may do him in.
Comic #3 - Dave Mordal. Dave tells everyone not to give
their parents anything after 1972, as they complain that
AOL is broken and they are trying to log into Microsoft
Word. He also talks about daddy using his cell phone to
change the channel and putting bird seed on the bug
zapper. He also talks about death row lawyers saying
that their clients don't even know they are on death
row. "Good - tell him he's going to the zoo." He
finishes with crappy cars that will keep you awake,
because he's playing a game of 'what's that horrible
noise' or 'steam or smoke'. This is a great set from
Dave, who easily has the best set of the evening.
Can Alonzo Bodden top him? He will try as he promises to
be edgy. He talks about the debate and equates it to
selecting the Last Comic Standing. Heh. He says about
how Bush's people complained that Jerry was shot the
wrong way and how George was protecting Texas and
Alabama. He also goes after current events - "If you
kill your wife, don't report her missing... if they ask
you who is the last person to see her alive and you say
me, you're going to jail." He also talks about sending
Paris Hilton over to Iraq to distract the insurgents -
and that every nook that Paris has read has pictures
that she can color in. He ends it by telling the white
and black people to get along because there are
increasing numbers of Latinos - and they will take away
Black History month so all that's left is Cinco De
Negro. Great stuff - and easily the best set of the
But is his best set enough? Let's see how I ranked
Let's see how I think the audience will vote... well
since LCS 2 has been dismantling LCS 1, Rich will be in
last. Dave could be a surprise, but I think that it will
be Alonzo Vs. John, with John, thanks to his pg
material, winning the whole thing - again.
We come back for the wrap-up. After the recap, Jay ends
it by saying to turn in for the grand finale next week
at 8pm! Good night, everybody!
Well.... maybe not...
On Wednesday, NBC pulled the plug on LCS3, and instead
told everyone that they will reveal the winner -
somewhere in the middle of a Father of the Pride
Marathon. Now I happen to be one of the 24 people that
are enjoying that show, but I most of the people were
pissed enough to deluge NBC in e-mails. The network then
relented and said that they would show LCS 3 - but in a
half an hour format that will be somewhere in that
Father of the Pride marathon.
So will we get a 60 minute show? a 30 minute show? a 10
minute wrap up? One thing's for sure - I will be there
to recap it - and give you the results - next week.