Day: December 3, 2007

High Fives Gone Hollywood

First we had the high fives. Now we have the high fives gone Hollywood. Thanks, Funny or Die. And note to Seth: Kudos on your new gig helping celebrities get in on the funny. Looks like it’s working. Alrighty then…onto the videos. Here’s the Hollywood version. And here’s the...

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Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’07

The ongoing Writers Guild strike has lessened our options for topical humor on the TV, but it hasn’t stopped Comedy Central and VH1 from mounting their year-end specials. Comedy Central emerged first with last night’s debut of Last Laugh ’07. It reairs several times this week. Lewis Black, Dave Attell and D.L. Hughley took on the task, opening with a cartoon bit in which the "Last Laugh Squad" launched an expedition up inside President George W. Bush’s ass, wherein they found not only his brain but also secrets. Then Black took the stage, calling 2007 a drug. "We don’t even have the time to cover what George Bush did this year," Black said. As for the actual stand-up? Attell brought up dogfighting, Al Gore. When someone booed the mention of Gore, Attell replied: "What, do you have some polar bear jacket business you’re trying to protect?" A bit about the hot and hairy Kardashians allowed him to weave in his own thoughts on sex and then porn — you can see and hear all of this uncensored on Attell’s HBO special, Captain Miserable, which debuts on Saturday. Hughley looked casual while ripping into Michael Vick, OJ Simpson, the Chinese toy scandal, the debate over comedians using the word "nigger," Isiah Thomas, the thought of a black president, teachers having sex with students, and kids. Here are highlights… Then Black...

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Karith Foster, Tony Powell join Don Imus on the air

Don Imus decided his reintroduction to morning radio would go a whole lot smoother if he had two black comedians as sidekicks, and so it was this morning that Karith Foster and Tony Powell joined Imus to chat it up in front of a full house this morning at Town Hall in Midtown Manhattan. If I’d known about Foster — whom I’ve seen in NYC and Boston and who takes part in a series of comedy shows called "ColorStruck" — I may have bothered to wake up early and have a listen. Maybe I’ll do that Tuesday. But do I have to? I didn’t enjoy listening to Imus or ever seek out his program before. Here’s an early review from David Hinckley at the New York Daily...

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