It is quite unfortunate that The Muppets' gala performance at the 2012 Just For Laughs might get lost in all the Christmas Eve preparations and so on. This is the most magic of the Just For Laughs TV shows ever made. You owe it to yourself and your kids to watch it. It airs on The Comedy Network Monday December 24th at 7:30 and probably repeats later on. It will also be available on thecomedynetwork.ca later on and this is one show you must not miss.
This Just For Laughs is a Muppet Show format featuring Kermit, Piggy, the Swedish Chef, Dr. Bunsen and Beeker, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, and Ralph the Dog to name a few. I have never seen a Just For Laughs TV audience showing such child-like wonder at a show and the kids enjoy it too.
Muppet highlights include the Swedish Chef who teaches the audience how to make poutine and Dr. Bunsen with the French Immersionator.
There are a few stand-up comics in the show too. The Debaters host Steve Patterson gives Fozzie Bear a run for his money with a horrible learning French in Toronto story that would not even have worked as audition material.
The only comic who really kills aside from the Muppets is Adam Hills. He is more than happy to be on the Muppet Show and tells a very funny story about the Swedish Chef on Swedish TV. He is also the only comic acknowledges this is no ordinary show.
Canadian Pete Zedlacher opens with some drinking and Mexico stuff and closes with an Austrian Christmas bit. Nothing special. Later on, Jim Breuer does better with a story about going to a safari park with his kids even if the ending is lame.
The Great Gonzo closes with the Cirque du Poulet before the Muppets and audience sing the rainbow song.
Just For Laughs All Access: The Muppets airs Monday December 24th at 7:30 on The Comedy Network.