while many (most) know nick kroll from his stint as a sarcastic, scheming, anchor-baby advocate on FX’s the league, he’s also a stand up comic. i’m personally not a huge fan of a lot of it, as it’s more of a sketch comedy based on fictional characters and not situations. that being said, kroll has a new show on comedy central, and thanks to itunes, you can watch the pilot episode for free.
forgive me, this is my first review for a comedy album. after receiving an advance (that’s no longer an advance), i finally managed to muster up the ability to try to knock this review out. louis ck’s one of my favorite comedians, and he should be one of yours too. go watch all his youtube clips, netflix streams and his fx series, but not before you read my review first.
on last night’s comedy central “night of too many stars,” tracy morgan dons his best art garfunkel afro and joins chris rock on stage to perform a broken version of the timeless classic “scarborough fair” and are soon joined by paul simon himself as he attempts to correct the duo’s harmonies. when morgan falsely identifies simon as “simon garfunkel,” simon quips back “i love the ‘fat albert movies.’” simon also busts out his best auto-tuned version of “gin and juice.” there’s more but it’s better to watch and get your laughs that way.
solid show. i caught the premiere last wednesday (after a very important thing — lost) and i was impressed. i figured a sketch comedy show from the man would be a bit dumbed down, but it fared pretty well for a pilot. i’m looking forward to catching more episodes and hopefully it takes off.
(sidebar: i feel obligated to say this while we’re on the topic of comedy central sketch shows. although it’ll never happen, i’m still wanting the return of the chappelle show.)
check the official site for the trailer for the upcoming episode, “power,” and see clips from last week’s show.