Established comics using their fame to give new stand-up comedians a leg up is always nice. This is what Katt Williams does with Katthouse Comedy, providing Red Grant, Luenell, and Melanie Comarcho some DVD exposure. It would be nice if said established comic, in this case Katt Williams, showed up in more than pre-show hand-held camera footage. Especially since Katthouse is a very ordinary showcase style stand-up comedy DVD with rather lousy sound
This stand-up comedy DVD opens with some really lousy hand-held camera pre-show footage before cutting to Red Grant on stage in Las Vegas. Grant, a Black David Letterman lookalike, opens with a bit on the joys of morning head and a decent enough White Folk / Black Folk Christmas routine. Red Grant does a few bits based on TV shows like Cheaters and Maury Povich: not the most difficult or original stand-up around. The comic does close with a great audience participation bit. Grant does not quite get to close as he is cut-off by a lame interstitial about Luenell’s issue with panties.
Most annoying is the sound glitch that starts with Grant’s Povich bit; it’s as if his mic level is set to lower than low. Consistent volume level is also a serious problem during Luenell’s performance. This is not a problem during Comarcho’s performance.
Luenell opens with a bit about women getting drunk and relationships. This segues is some sexual advice that would make Dr. Ruth blush. There is little in Luenell’s material other large, Black comediennes have not done and done better.
Katthouse Comedy picks up a bit with closer Melanie Cormacho. This stand-up comic opens with some somewhat raunchy relationship stand-up and advice on the appropriate time to give head. Cormacho is pretty decent but a bit static, especially in her delivery.
Katthouse Comedy is not a particularly interesting stand-up comedy DVD.
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Play The Word - Volume 2: Jay Kogen, Cindy Chupack, Eric Gilliland, Beth Lapides, Julia Sweeny, Cindy Camponera, Rob Cohen
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Before They Were Kings Volume 2: an interesting though not a must have stand-up comedy DVD.
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Laughing Matters: Bad director! Bad director!! Someone take her splicing kit away, now!
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Just For Laughs Stand-Up Vol 2 On The Edge: Comedy Festival gala performances by comedy's edgiest,funniest
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Un-Cabaret - The Un & Only: Decent not quite comedy CD
10,000 Laughs : Best of the Boston Comedy Festival: Very good stand-up comedy CD features 16 stand-up comics and not a bad set in the bunch.
Comedy Death-Ray: A different comedy concept 2 CD set with Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, David Cross, and many others.
Cutting Edge Comedians of the 60s and 70s DVD - Capsule Review: Great Stand-up comedy TV clip collection.
Cutting Edge Comedians of the 60s and 70s - Full Review: DVD with rare TV clips of comedy greats like Cosby, Newhart, Carlin, etc
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National Lampoon Live Un-Scripted with Frank Caliendo: Buffet style stand-up comedy CD with Frank Caliendo, John DiResta, Bert Kreischer, Tess, and Steve Byrne
Comics Without Borders - Season One: Russell Peters hosts 18 comics in stand-up comedy variety pack
Best of Montreal Comedy: Good variety pack of up-and-coming Montreal comics
Yuk Yuk's Guide To Canadian Stand-up: Yuk Yuk's owner presents the history of Canadian stand-up comedy in must have 5 CD audio book set featuring more than 50 stand-up comics.
The Awkward Comedy Show: Buffet style stand-up comedy DVD featuring 5 nerdy Black comics
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Comedy Juice All-Stars: Very good compilation from Stand Up! Records aside from Eddie Pepitone