Day: August 1, 2008

Preview/Review: Jimmy Dore’s “Citizen Jimmy”

Comedy Central will air Jimmy Dore‘s new one-hour special, "Citizen Jimmy," tonight at 11 following Live at Gotham. The full unedited version of "Citizen Jimmy" comes out on DVD on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Here are a couple of clips to whet your appetite. Politics! And a heckler that gets Dore caught in a riddle! Here Dore takes on gay-haters for their hypocrisy… If you’d like to pre-order the DVD, click here: UPDATED: Having watched the full unedited version on DVD/CD, I have a review, plus more from Dore after the jump! Some political comedians come off as being smarter than thou, but that’s not the case with Jimmy Dore. I think he sums it up best in this bit when he’s talking about the current president, George W. Bush: "I am not the sharpest knife in the knife thing…and no, I don’t think I’m smarter than President Bush, but I am smart enough to know he’s just about as dumb as I am! And I should not be running the country. I’ll tell you that. I should be smoking pot and doing comedy, which is exactly what I’m doing!" That frame of mind makes everything easier to swallow, no matter your political bent, whether he’s talking about the war on terror, gas prices, health insurance or Dick Cheney. The DVD/CD also contains a 10-minute encore that’s more sexual than...

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Giveaway! Lewis Black’s new CD, “Anticipation”

How much are you anticipating Lewis Black’s new CD, Anticipation? His CD, recorded last September in Wisconsin for Comedy Central Records, comes out on Tuesday, Aug. 5. You could pre-order a copy via Amazon.com, you could do it in one click via this handy button… …or you could win yourself a free copy today! How? Oh, my, do I know how, and I’m a gonna tell you how, right now. First, you read this CD description: Back from his Grammy Award win for best Comedy Album 2006 on his previous album ("The Carnegie Hall Performance"), "Anticipation" finds Lewis Black in a mellower mood. Having found that after a decade or two of leaving audiences alternately rolling the aisles with his vicious and perfectly-aimed political onslaughts, Black has decided that his fans need a sunnier topic or two. On the new CD, Black does lament the fact that the only appropriate candidate for the highest office in this land is the universally loved Santa Claus. Black spends the bulk of his time in kinder, gentler territory, while still keeping up his trademark frenetic pace and subtle, masterful call-backs. Virginity, golf, Las Vegas and the ever-popular Chanukah are some of the topics that come in for the truth-revealing rants that only Black can do. Then you look at this! If you have made it this far, congratulations, you’re almost there. See...

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23/6 Video: The T-Shirt of Terror

Jon Benjamin showed this video at last Friday’s last "Greg Johnson & Larry Murphy" show at Rififi, and it debuted online overnight. Too soon? Regardless, just watching Todd Barry and Larry Murphy in this shirt is humor enough…but is that stunt hair?...

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