Is it just me, or is “Last Comic Standing” moving so fast we can barely keep up? With two comics being eliminated each week in the current three-week span, the field will be narrowed to 6 finalists faster than Ashlee Simpson can rearrange her face and put out a new video.
Last night, the 10 remaining contestants had a Moroccan dinner, complete with belly dancers, before catching a few hours of sleep only to be woken for a bus ride at 3:30 am. The bus took them to an LA radio station where host Adam Carolla was to judge their challenge of the day. Each contestant chose a plain envelope containing a different magazine, and then were given one minute of air time to crack jokes about that magazine. The winner in Carolla’s eyes would be granted immunity, or at least one extra week on the show in which they could not be eliminated.
It came down to Bill Dwyer and Rebecca Corry, but I think Kristin Key got robbed because she was funnier than both of them. I even think Bill was funnier than Rebecca, but Carolla chose Rebecca, who kept reminding everyone else that she had immunity. Can she be any more annoying? And I’m sorry Adam Carolla, but for choosing Rebecca, you are now considered a jackass in my book and a sorry judge of talent. She is nowhere near as funny as ANYONE left in the field. And she’s lucky she was granted immunity because when real people vote on actual stand-up, she will have no chance.
Then we came to the “Boiler Room,” the portion of the show where each comic gets to say that they are funnier than someone else, to determine who will face off in a head to head in front of a studio audience. This week, it was a four way tie between Bill, Joey Gay, Chris Porter and Michelle Balan.
Really? Is anyone stupid enough to challenge Michelle again after she had 83% of the vote last week?
After a mediocre showing from Joey Gay (all this dude does is shout, it’s his whole act), Chris Porter followed with an utterly hilarious performance. Look, if someone makes my stomach hurt from laughing, they deserve props and that’s what Chris did. Then Bill Dwyer was next, and he was almost as unfunny as Joey Gay. Michelle followed and was strong once again, though the audience favorite was Chris. So Joey and Bill went home and Michelle and Chris went back to the ship.
Thankfully there is a studio audience that knows more about what makes them laugh than Adam Carolla or those stupid judges they had in the preliminary rounds.
And can we say again how not funny Anthony Clark is? Jay Mohr, I know you’re alive because I heard you on Jim Rome’s radio show the other day. Please rescue this no-talent host!
That’s it, it’s time for Art Vandalay to go sell some latex. OUT.