Richard Belzer’s Two-Minute Talk Show? Not so fast!

With all of this hubbub about shorter and shorter talk shows, here comes Richard Belzer with "Webisode 1" of what he's calling the "Two-Minute Talk Show." Two minutes? Wasn't three short enough for Barry Sobel and Conan O'Brien, and isn't Jon Friedman working to reclaim his "record"? Yes, yes and yes.

But this isn't just yet the reverse insanity that was the Dave Chappelle vs. Dane Cook rivalry over the longest stand-up show at The Laugh Factory.

For one thing, the Belz has highly edited his first webisode, which has a house band and guest Martin Short. Short clearly went long and had to be cut for time. This is neither live nor live to tape. For another thing, please don't keep feeding this meme. Thank you.

Roll the clip.


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