When Santa makes his lists of who's naughty or nice The Comedy Network will show up on both with its Naughty Show and Nice Show. I, however, would give the bigger present to the Naughty Show premiering April 7th 2007 at 10:00 and repeated April 8th 2007 at 1:30 A.M. I like nasty comedy and The Canadian Comedy Awards Presents: The Naughty Show is amazingly blue. I can't wait to see what kind of parental advisory will precede and be inserted for this TV comedy show. Personally, I would just have the voiceover say: "If you are a sensitive soul and you let your kids watch TV this late get some counseling."
The Naughty Show on The Comedy Network features some pretty well known stand-up comics doing the filthiest stand-up comedy you will ever hear on TV (or in a club). First up is Nikki Payne, the comic with the lisp, and her set is pretty good and features some really good blue material from a female version of Hooters and some really good one liners that will certainly make you squirm and laugh: On being liberated but having to follow weight guidelines: "you mean I can have an abortion but I can't have a $%^&& sandwich?" She does do a take on some Elvira Kurt material but makes it original with the closer.
Pete Zedlacher, winner of the 2006 Pretty Funny Male award is next. He is pretty good but dates some of his material such as the Canadian army wearing forest green in Afghanistan. His material is certainly not as nasty as Payne's. Zedlacher is also performing in front of a smallish comedy industry audience and the audience certainly doesn't help him out. Laurie Elliot's forte is not the segue and I wish she had done more with her bit on hillbilly seventies porn. I enjoyed her bit on the difference between women and men skinny dipping.
Laurie Elliot's forte is not the segue and I wish she had done more with her bit on hillbilly seventies porn. I enjoyed her bit on the difference between women and men skinny dipping.
Jason Rouse is the first of the stand-up comics on The Nasty Show to adjust to the rather cold audience in the room. He immediately dares them and shocks them and this gets them on his side. He's got some pretty good Jesus material and his necrophilia bit is something I wish he had had the time to really do it. I feel the same about his ideas for shows on the Women's Network.
The closer on The Comedy Network's The Naughty Show is Mike Wilmot. His early Toronto centric material is no match for something you rarely hear: comedy about sadomasochism. Wilmot is a veteran stand-up comedian and it shows. I particularly liked his bit on the noises men associate with female body parts. Along with Nikki Payne he is the bluest and nastiest comic on this show.
You got to give due credit to The Comedy Network for showcasing some of Canada's younger comics and The Naughty Show is a pretty good and, for once, daring showcase. I can't but get the feeling it would have been better with a real audience that will clap at simple questions like "Anyone see Passion of the Christ" instead of the March of the Penguins industry people who were invited. Still, The Naughty Show airing April 7th 2007 is a lot of fun.