Watching this train wreck of a late-night show on Comedy Central, two things come to mind:
1. A lousy stand-up comic completely bombing on stage at a second-rate club as two or three people titter embarrassingly in the audience. (Hey, I’ve been there.)
2. The Magic Hour.
Seriously, it’s just that bad, and in just the same way. How long before Comedy Central pulls the plug? I give it a couple of weeks. Nobody can possibly be watching this. Plus I think it’s been on for upwards of a month — these aborted non-jokes might be acceptable from a novice host in the first week of a new show, but Carolla’s grace period has long ended.
What Carolla needs to learn — and maybe he would, given some time he obviously doesn’t have — is that jokes have to be jokes. They can’t just be observations delivered in an incredulous tone.
This guy definitely needs a more-talented co-host to carry him. Unfortunately for viewers of this episode, Jackass’ Steve-O is not it.