it must be time forLast Comic Standing
On last night's show:
Tammy returned to the castle after defeating Todd in the head to head challenge to a hero's welcome,at least by Ant. Gary was dismayed that Todd lost, that he had lost a friend when he really needed a friend (Gary-- Todd WAS NOT FUNNY, dude
In a bid to influence Jay London's loyalty to the "Alliance", Ant gave his prize of the professional photo session to Jay, telling him that he had just had photos done. Jay was surprised by the offer, and thanked Ant and gave him a hug.
The fortune teller's card revealed the next challenge: the comics would roast one of their own, calling on their writing skills and working under a deadline. The group voted for the "roastee" by placing cigars in boxes with each comic's name. With six cigars in his box, the person they would roast was Jay London. The roast would take place at the Friar's Club. The winner of the challenge would win a 1 year membership at the Friar's Clib of Beverly Hills. Jay Mohr showed the group an envelope, and would reveal the contents after the roast.
At the Friar's Club later that day, Jay Mohr introduced the judges, who would score each comic on their writing and "roasting" skills. The judges were Norm Crosby, Phyllis Diller, and Rich Little.
Gary was up first, and pretty much roasted everyone on the dias. His best line was that he went to Corey's house for dinner, where there was a "children's table and an illegitimate children's table".
Other's were not as good at the roasting thing as they had hoped. Kathleen pretty much bit the dust, by her own admission. Alonzo seemed to have the gig down pat, and Corey knew it didn't go as well as he would have liked. Jay London then did his thing, and even he didn't do as well as he could have, but because Jay's whole act was self-depreciating humor, it worked for him.
The judges gave feedback on each comics performance, and they all agreed that Alonzo did the best job, therefore became a memeber of the Friar's Club. However, Jay Mohr then revealed the contents of the envelope he had showed the comics at the house: by voting for Jay London to be roasted, he had won immunity from elimiation. Alonzo was disappointed, because he assumed that if he won the challenge, he'd be the one with immunity.
Meanwhile, back at the castle...Gary realized that the "Alliance" was looking to get him out of the house. He wanted to go up against Ant, but since he could only challenge those who vote against him, Ant told Gary that he wouldn't be voting for him.
Everyone voted and Gary did get the most votes, and surprisingly, Ant did vote against Gary. So guess who Gary picked for his head to head challenge?
At the "Last Comic Theatre", Jay Mohr did his usual bit of stand up. This week it was about women's "getting ready for bed" routine.
The head to head began with Gary going first. He talked about his height (6'6") and people asking him how tall his parents were (they were short, his dad being under six-feet); that he loves his mother, but hates driving with her; and Oreo "double stuff" cookies.
Ant was next and did his whole routine about his former job as a flight attendant; the Romainian princess who ordered him about by sayng that she was a princess and she orders people around. Ant shot back that he was a "queen" and he outranked her! The next part of the bit was emergency procedures in the event of a crash (provided that anyone survived it, that is), in Ant's frenetic style.
The audience cast their votes and with 73% of the vote the winner was...
IMHO, Ant was the funnier of the two. Backstage, Ant said he had had a great time, and that he wasn't the brains behind the "Alliance". That he was a puppet and that someone else was pulling the strings.
NBC's official recap
is now online.