Day: April 12, 2008

CD/DVD review: Robert Kelly, Just the Tip

New this week on CD and DVD, Robert Kelly presents Just the Tip. Before we get to the review, here is a very appropriate promo provided by Kelly himself, with Comedy Central’s Anne Harris. It’s an especially apt look at what you’re going to get on the DVD disc, which features a 43-minute documentary behind the scenes in the "making of the CD." So you see plenty of Kelly’s funny friends trash talking him and his idea to his face, including Dane Cook, Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Keith Robinson, Al Del Bene and Jay Davis. Yes. That Jay Davis. Though the CD claims it was taped in July 2007, much of the DVD footage comes from 2006, when Kelly was fresh off of HBO’s Tourgasm and brought Davis along as his opener because of that. On the CD, most of his jokes he says he’s 36, but in the middle he sometimes says he’s 35. For further evidence, you can see my newspaper byline from the Boston Herald about Kelly’s Comedy Connection tapings at the 37:40 mark (fun fact!). Click here for unpublished parts of my interview with Kelly then (which includes predictions from Kelly about what’ll be on the disc!). Anyhow. The "making of" video succeeds in bringing the atmosphere of the Comedy Cellar table out into the daylight and everyday life, revealing that these comedians really are...

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CCP highlights: Shaun Majumder

Shaun Majumder, co-starring in FOX midseason replacement sitcom Unhitched, closed out the 12th season of Comedy Central Presents on Friday night. Here are two highlights from his half-hour...

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