The Dennis Leary Christmas special opens with a Davey and Goliath style claymation bit. This and the many other bits make up for the rather lousy, obviously read off cue cards, and heard-this-kind-of-stuff-before sort of stand-up bits Leary does on Merry F#%in’ Christmas. In fact, the show is quite good, especially when Leary is not there. The show airs December 6, 8, and 24th at 10 P.M. on The Comedy Network
Lord knows I am not a Dennis Leary fan, I prefer Bill Hicks (go figure …), but Merry F#%$in Christmas is quite the entertaining adult audience seasonal Xmas TV special. Its greatest quality is none of the funny skits overstay their welcome, something rare these days. The canned laughter is, however, as bargain basement as the Christ Elliott blue screen bit.
This show is a warped spoof of the TV specials of the good old days. Guests include William Shatner is a kind of not bad skit about the true meaning of Xmas. The kids in this bit should not plan on an acting career. Charlie Murphy reads a bizarre rap star based version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
The Our Lady of Perpetual Suffering Church Choir sings that ol’ traditional Oh Hooker Girl. This is quite a good choir by the way. Any relation to Keillor’s Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow is pure coincidence of course. Carmen Electra’s public service message really belongs on the boob tube.
My favorite moment is the Peanuts animated spoof of Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. This is a tape it and show it to your friends moment.
The worst moment comes soon after with a Nuns With Colds, ahorrible spoof of Girls Gone Wild. This skit has to suck even on paper.
Dennis Leary’s Merry F#%$in’s Christmas airs December 6th, 8th, and 24th at 10 P.M. on The Comedy Network.
Other Dennis Leary Reviews
Douchebags and Donuts: Very good Comedy Central special with Whitney Cummings, Lenny Clarke, and Adam Ferrara.