hello all- Just stopped in to see what others thought and I'm really suprised!
Last week (when Sean was voted off), I was shocked by the way the comics acted toward him, on the bus especially, and even more suprised that NBC let them all into the audience- which obviously sways audience reaction. Also, isn't the first comedian usually the "warm up"? It seems to me that the one going first is always at a disadvantage- maybe they should have flipped a coin-guess we'll see how it plays out.
Also unfair, they seemed to edit down Sean's time, while they showed the other three rountines straight through, from "hello" to "thanks".
It was obvious that personalities clashed from the beginning, as they do, and that we never get to see the whole story. Contrary to one posting I read- they certainly can edit personalities by editing reactions, pov's, explanations- I have had personal experience with this. Nevertheless, on the bus a gang menatllity insued and I was too embarassed to even watch some of those middle-aged comedians, who should have known better. It was like grade school when, to be thought cool by the bullies, all of the kids joined the few, whether or not it was justified. I thought Sean Kent handled it pretty well by not taking it to another level.
It illustrated the very reason they didn't like him- he remained his own person throughout- and people who resort to teasing hate people like Sean. Rich is just such an illiterate and vacuous idiot, I was suprised to see the others choose to follow his lead. What was Ralpie May's beef? "punk ass bitch" ? why? Tess seems to be the only one left with her own mind. Any of the comedians left (excluding Rob Cantrell) would sell each other out without a second thought. Dat is the most desperate appearing of them all.
Then, onto this past week when they voted off Teri. That Cory is a bitter old hag- and her routine was not funnier than Teri's! But I suppose it is all a matter of taste. When it comes to comedy, talent is in the eye of the beholder. I personally think that comedy routines based on dialects have been done to death! You have to offer more than an imitation of how other's speak- but I guess if it works....
I do know that two of the most original and nicest comedians have been drummed out so far, and I'm only watching now to see the rest turn on each other and get what they deserve. Poor Rob.... I worry for him!