One of the many things I like about stand-up comic Alonzo Bodden is you can rely on him to give a solid performance. This is the case for Who s Paying Attention which airs February 19th at 10:30 p.m. on Showtime. If you like smart stand-up with a bit of blue language this show is a must.
In this stand-up comedy special Bodden once again uses his laser sharp observational skills to point out the discrepancies of everyday life. Behind the laughter Bodden does have something to say. The routines work because he always makes sure the audience is on board and not being talked down to.
Routines about the BP oil spill and Obama have become the latest airplane joke. Bodden brings some new observations and questions to the topic. Especially good is his very short bit on Arizona s immigration law and how you will never hear. "Geez, Sir. You look mighty Canadian" but, as he asks, Who s Paying Attention?
Bodden's Sarah Palin routine is a must see. "I love a Sarah Palin speech because no two sentences are related to each other and somehow there s always a large animal involved. ... Every Sarah Palin speech is like the beginning of a bar joke." The bit closes with a superb conspiracy theory blaming Palin for Oprah deciding to end her show.
His most caustic routine has to be where he connects how American society looked at Jackie Robinson and now looks at Obama and Tiger Woods. The Tiger bit segues nicely into a take on celebrity relationships.
Also superb in this stand-up comedy special is the comic s take on the pandemic of the week, the nature vs. man bit, and becoming "creepy guy".
The latter segues smoothly into a long and dead-on relationship bit that nails everything from metrosexuals to ads for ED.
Alonzo Bodden Who s Paying Attention airs Saturday February 19th at 10:30 on Showtime. It is really worth planning ahead for this one.
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