The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (2002–2007)
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I think he is best as the judge. After each episode, you keep wanting more. It's like a tease, how it's only 30 minutes; but the whole 30 minutes are filled with laughter.
If you haven't watched this show, you are missing out. Way better than Tom Green, way better than Jackass, not as explicit as CKY but just (if not more) funny.
I'm such a big fan of this show that I stopped taping The Simpsons so I could tape this instead. When I found myself with the difficult choice of which to tape I ultimately chose JKX - which is a big deal because I haven't purposely missed taping The Simpsons in about 8 years!
I hope others are enjoying the show as much as I am. For those who haven't seen an episode yet - check it out! It truly is one of the funniest shows on TV!
Jamie Kennedy is a great actor. He doesn't strike me as one of these guys who's just out to see himself on TV (Mike Myers strikes me as one of those guys). Kennedy seems more concerned with the craft of acting. His diverse roles are very convincing and he's awesome at keeping a straight face. He's a totally unselfish hard-working actor, he really seems like he's only out to entertain his audience and is enjoying the product he's putting on TV.
Very professional, well written and very very funny.
All of the things he does in this show are hilarious. I try to make it home every Sunday night to watch it. I'll be quite frank. I am dissapointed when I miss it.
I dont feel this way for any other show!
Great, Hilariouis, and all that good stuff!!
Highlights: Seeing thousands of people cheering for the rock band Creed, only to see Jamie Kennedy as a folk singer named Chris Kreed. Judge Leighland. The Bob Saget tour. The straying dating show.
It has potential to be a long lasting show. I just hope it builds an audience and runs for a few years.
I hope they don't cancel it. I have told other people to watch it and every one of them absolutely love it.
Keep rockin Jamie Kennedy. Great premise and Awesome Talent....
Film star Jamie Kennedy dresses up as people and disguises himself. That's what this show is about. And let me tell you, it is funny.
Kennedy, who was in movies such as `Three Kings,' `Bowfinger' and `Enemy of the State,' dons fake makeup and some wigs, goes out on the streets (or anywhere, for that matter) and tries to fool people.
The show is a mix between `Candid Camera' and `Spy TV,' only better in its own way.
Kennedy really looks different when he puts on the wigs and makeup; in one particular episode he dressed up as a judge that was hilarious.
You have to see this show to believe it. If it's Kennedy pretending to be a tour guide in Hollywood (who just happens to lead his tour into the house of a celebrity who makes a cameo), or being a judge, or a woman, or a very weird yoga teacher, Kennedy pulls this show off easy.
THE ADDITION of a hidden motion picture camera soon transformed the Radio show into CANDID CAMERA. First done as theatrical comedy short subjects; the format and resulting films soon were regular denizens of the new medium of Television. CANDID CAMERA was seen as a series, both Network and in Syndication for several reincarnations from 1940's to the 1980's and (we're quite sure)will be seen so far beyond the present day.
BORROWING THE concept over the years have been such as Dick Clark and Ed McMahon with BLOOPERS & PRACTICAL JOKES AND more recently that Canadian Production, JUST FOR LAUGHS,on ABC TV. The public a;ways wants to laugh and these low budgeted slices of Reality TV never seem to fail to deliver the goods.
THIS BRINGS US down to the more recent series, THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT; which supplied our household with plenty of n'yucks on many a weekday night in recent years.
SOME OF OUR favourite episodes were some with the young Mr. Kennedy impersonating a fictional Country Music Singer; who is to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the venue of a Minor League Baseball Park before the start of the day's game. The catch being that the would be Grand Old Opree star sang not just the usual One (1st) verse, but all Five (5) verses. He just would not quit. It got continuously funnier and funnier as both the crowd as well as the Ballplayers & Umps, all would sit or otherwise go on with their business; only to quickly and respectfully return to "as they were".
ANOTHER HAD an elaborate ploy pulled on the Mother of a Show Biz/Acting Family (names escape us)by the Husband (also a TV/Movie Actor) and the Coup;e's young daughter. In the sketch, the family was to convince the Mother that the Daughter would be taking off on a 2 year stint aboard a Cruise Ship with the Ship's no talent Magician/Ventroloquist/Lounge Singer; played to the hilt by Jamie Kennedy. You talk about persons getting "caught in the Act of being themselves!"
THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT may not have been any funnier in the long tun as was Mr. Funt's brainchild; but it certainly had a greater depth of characterization and cinematic techniques. The stunt sequences were "deeper" if you will. It was sorta lika having a CANDID CAMERA Show on an "A" Movie Budget. We were sorry to see that it wasn't brought back after a 2 or 3 year run.
COME ON Hollywood and TV Land; let's have it back!
If there is one negative to the show, it is that Jamie Kennedy would get nailed in seconds if any of his fans were marked with an X. I would spot Jamie in a second, but his pranks are still funny. That one weakness aside, Jamie Kennedy is not only funnier, but also more talented than Ali G, the Simpsons, Ashton Kutcher, and anybody in that market, bar none!! Check it out. I promise, you will not be X'ed. (Being X'ed means being involved in a prank in Jamie Kennedy slang.)
It's funny cuz usually I get so embarassed for the people getting pranked on hidden camera shows but the Jamie Kennedy Show is too hilarious. The reason it's so funny is cuz he doesn't really do offensive pranks like peeing on someone. Seriously, the "bliss" cult prank was hilarious!!!! OHMYGOODNESS couldn't stop laughing.