Comedy Central’s “Last Laugh ’07” is a hastily pieced together hour of standup comedy in the typical “Comedy Central Presents” style. The show stars Lewis Black (“Accepted”), Dave Attell (“Insomniac with Dave Attell”) and D.L. Hughley (“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”), an unexpected mixup of comedians who unfortunately don’t really fit together.
‘Last’ searching for first laugh
The special has its moments, but it lacks the smooth flow viewers have grown accustomed to. Past standup specials have pulled bigger names and pushed more boundaries while also delivering genuine comedy.
Hughley is consistently entertaining, but the same cannot be said for his colleagues. Usually, Black’s anti-establishment ravings are hysterical, but in “Last Laugh ’07,” he rants about how our problems might be solved by electing Santa as president. Save your TiVo space for something else. Most of the funny jokes are in the Web previews anyway.
“Last Laugh ’07”
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Sunday at 10 p.m.
New show hurt by immature concept
Has two friends competing for the biggest fart become acceptable programming? No wonder American youths can’t find Norway on a map.
“Kenny vs. Spenny,” a Canadian show repackaged by the creators of “South Park,” is about two men and the contests they have. These include “who can last the longest without getting a boner” and “who can be tethered to a goat the longest.” Yeah, the last one is funny, but the disgusting contests outnumber the original, funny ones.
The show is easy to catch up on: Kenny is the loud, gross one who cheats and schemes to win, while Spenny is the “sensitive” one who tries to earn his victory. In short, the two are basically losers.
Certainly no “South Park,” “Kenny vs. Spenny” shows that smelly antics should only come in small doses. Otherwise you’re left with a program that’s nothing more than drunk conversation fodder for the loud jerks in your dorm hall.
“Kenny vs. Spenny”
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Sundays at 11:30 p.m.