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Articles - The Comedy Network - May 2009

The Comedy Network - May 2009

May may be early to bring out the BBQ but The Comedy Network roasts a ham (William Shatner), a cuckoo (Flavor Flav), crap on a stick (Bob Saget) and a redneck (Larry the Cable Guy). These Comedy Central Roasts air Tuesdays starting May 5th.

What if Dynasty’s Krystle and Alexis moved to a quaint English village and became competing neighborhood watch group leaders? What if an innocent woman married to the cop just assigned to the village became caught in the middle of their suburban gang warfare? You would get Suburban Shootout, a dark situation comedy like only the Brits do well. Based on a preview of the pilot episode, this show looks like fun.This British sitcom airs on The Comedy Network starting Sunday May 3rd 2009 at 10:30 P.M.

I generally like the Saturday Night Stand-Up series Saturdays at 10. The line-up this month is particularly strong with a very good Brian Regan stand-up comedy special, The Epitome of Hyperbole, on May 2nd. The network also features two excellent performances by the late and great George Carlin. Carlin On Location at USC, an early HBO special airs May 9th and the last special, It’s Bad For Ya, airs May 16th.

Watching these two George Carlin comedy specials consecutively allow stand-up fans to see how America’s greatest comic changed, for better and for worse, over the years.

Other specials on Saturday Night Stand-Up will include an early Bill Engvall, Here’s Your Sign, on May 23rd , and Drew Hastings Irked and Miffed on May 30th.  Hastings is a comedian I wish more people knew about.

May is hot on The Comedy Network.


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