Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Slow Week for Funny

Well, I scoured Amazon and sifted through the DVR and it looks like it's a pretty slow week in the world of comedy.


There are really only two significant releases this week that are advertised as comedies, although neither of which seems particularly deserving of the title: Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Amy Adams Isla Fisher, and The Pink Panther 2: The Sequel Nobody Fucking Asked For, starring Steve "paycheck" Martin. Like I said, slow week.


The only new comedy album out today is an album called Half Breed by comedian Al Madrigal. I listened to the samples on Amazon and it's pretty standard race humor. Not worth your time.


There are a few bright spots in this week's late night offerings; tonight, Larry David will be on The Daily Show promoting Whatever Works, which will doubtlessly challenge Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for box office supremacy this weekend. David was on The Tonight Show last week, looking a lot more like an old man than he ever did on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Speaking of The Tonight Show, on Friday, Sacha Baron Cohen is showing up in character as Bruno. It'll either be hilarious or boring and predictable, and frankly, the trailers plus muted reaction to the Bruno film so far point to the latter rather than the former. But hey, maybe it'll turn out brilliant. Who knows?

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