Laurie used to always impress me when she was a writer and performer on Colin Quinn’s underrated TV-late-night melee-fest “Tough Crowd.” She was a funny lady who could disarm the feral louts who populated the program. Here, she demonstrates why she’s so deadly, giving a little ju-jitsu guilt to anti-abortion maniacs.
The Texas tourism board may want to take this clip to heart. Jamie rightly points out that no other U.S. state’s official motto is even remotely menacing. And in this economy, I’m not so sure that’s a wise move. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, to see certain rogue foreign states follow Texas’s lead. Look for Somalia to unveil its new “Yeah, We’re Run by Fucking Pirates” campaign soon.
Lamar is a cerebral dude. If you enjoy this bit, in which he, an African-American man, confides in an uncharacteristic affinity for puzzles, also check out what just might be the most amusingly titled clip on this site, “I Hate Moths.”
I remember seeing Christian a few years ago in New York and greatly enjoying his riff on a man who, perhaps unwisely, made the decision to wear a “Certified Muff Diver” T-shirt out in public. (That clip is also on this site.) Here, though, Christian confides that he feels unable to live up to the supreme virility that the name “Finnegan” implies. Tell me about it, Finnegan: you’re talking to a “Lance” who obsessively carries tubes of Neosporin, just in case he breaks a cuticle.