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Summed up in two words: devastatingly unfunny.
pchristi-2 from United States
20 February 2006
I saw this on some premium channel the other night, and let me just say
it has not aged well. Is this what passed for comedy in 1989? Watching
this now, you'd think that cursing in a comedy had just been invented.
Every time someone drops the f-bomb, the hideously dressed and mostly
white audience howls with laughter. Really? Sure, I used to laugh
pretty hard when my friends and I would use a curse word, but that was
when I was in second grade and wasn't supposed to be saying them.
To be fair, I'm sure shock comedy was the way to go then. Audiences
weren't used to people screaming obscenities on stage, and the
outrageousness of it must have been pretty funny. But you need more
than that today. For comparison, watch The Aristocrats, a veritable
how-to for weaving shock into real laughs. Without coherence, timing
and (gasp!) actual jokes, the only thing this special elicits today is
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