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    colby, you're not the only one who has no recollection of Steve Wright. Guess I'm showing my age. Anyone care to share their comedic knowledge?

    London reminds me of a poor man's Rodney Dangerfield, which is saying a lot cause Rodney is an icon. I'd put him in the same league as Heffron. Alonzo and Kathleen are both good writers, but I'm off and on. Sometimes I like the jokes, other times I like the personality, which is more Heffron and London's deal.
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    i can't recall much of steven wright's material but he has a very distinctive voice. if you have seen "resevoir dogs" he is the voice of the radio dj that plays all the cool 70s music during the film. maybe that will help. very deadpan delivery...slow and deliberate. jay london seems like a copy cat of SW to me, just my opinion. he is different from the other comedians in the house so it adds a little welcome variety to the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobC4Me
    i can't recall much of steven wright's material but he has a very distinctive voice. if you have seen "resevoir dogs" he is the voice of the radio dj that plays all the cool 70s music during the film. maybe that will help. very deadpan delivery...slow and deliberate. jay london seems like a copy cat of SW to me, just my opinion. he is different from the other comedians in the house so it adds a little welcome variety to the show.

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    Thank you, RobC4Me! Everyone always recommends "Resevoir Dogs" to me. This'll just be another reason to rent the movie already!
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    I think the star players are Kathleen and Alonzo, with Jay, Corey, and John a little behind them, Tammy a little behind them, and then Gary behind her. The main reason that Gary is behind Tammy is that Tammy actually beat a good comic (Todd). Ant was ok, but he was definitely nothing to write home about. Plus, Tammy's jokes are better than Gary's, and delivery isn't everything with Tammy (unlike Gary). Alonzo's been on fire so far, and Kathleen has quite possibly the best joke delivery in the house (with the exception of Jay, but he's in his own league). John, Jay, and Corey are all talented, but John and Corey aren't quite as good as Kathleen and Alonzo, and Jay is percieved as a 'weak' person by some of the people in the house (mainly Ant), so I don't think they would have any problems challenging him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobC4Me
    i can't recall much of steven wright's material but he has a very distinctive voice. if you have seen "resevoir dogs" he is the voice of the radio dj that plays all the cool 70s music during the film. maybe that will help. very deadpan delivery...slow and deliberate. jay london seems like a copy cat of SW to me, just my opinion. he is different from the other comedians in the house so it adds a little welcome variety to the show.

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    You are selling Steven Wright WAAY short by comparing him to Jay London. Jay London has more in common with Bob Hope, Pat Cooper, Milton Berle, etc. Comics of THAT era. (take my wife .. please)

    Steven Wright (here is some of his material ) was an A-list comedian in the 80's and early 90's. Dozens of Tonight Show appearances (back when that actually meant something). He was a complete original and I doubt anyone could ever match him. He would come on TV and blow your mind ... never had to curse, either. Which was a rarity among comics during this time.

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    I'm not ready to jump on the Alonzo bandwagon yet. He has done well at challenges, we will see how he performs when the pressure is on.

    I'm on board with John .. he pretty much has it all going for him.

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    stephen wright....from the 80's....slow, droning voice like he's about to fall asleep....similar one-liners to jay london, without all the "take my wife please" feel to it.
    examples:
    I'd kill for a nobel peace prize
    One Christmas, my grandfather gave me a box of broken glass. he gave my brother a box of bandaids. then he said to us, 'now, you two share'

    if barbie is so popular, why do we have to buy her friends?
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    Those are great! So many great ones on the website as well. Thanks, jer! I'd like to borrow a few of those while speechmaking. I'd credit Steven Wright of course.
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    Only 6 people are left.
    Kathy, she has yet to receive a vote.......5 STAR
    Alonzo, he actually got a vote, pretty big shock, but obviously no one has the got to challenge him yet.........4.5 STAR
    John, the one who beats his challenger with the greatest margin so far, maybe, just maybe, he IS funnier than Alonzo, try out for Appollo next time........4 STAR.
    Corey, no one dares challenging him despite his in-your-face attitude. Funny, but true at the same time. Not easy to beat............4 STAR
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    these star players are pretty safe and sound.

    Gary, 2 wins in a row, a great win over the famed Jay London, I guess that does deserve some recognitions.........3.5 STAR

    Tammy, won her match against another well known comedian, close but still an adequate win. Too bad though, had she played last year, she would be the funniest girl in the house hands down, good luck........3 STAR.

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    Just my thoughts.

    Cory - The heavyweight. They guy is just that good.

    Alonzo - I pitty the fool that goes against him.

    Tammy - I hate the bitch, but she has a good 5 minute act and draws a lot of laughs. How Oh How could she beat Todd.

    Gary - I thought he was weak, but he is 2-0.

    Kathleen - I don't think she is all that funny.

    John - He is not the funniest, but he has a good 5 minute act.
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