Sunday, December 03, 2006

Both of Us Come From God, But I Don't Come From You

Eliot, author of a blog I like called Fast Hugs, put up a good post two weeks ago about the nature of women in comedy. This interests me a great deal, as I’ve never really understood the bias against funny women, especially in light of the fact that recently female comic actresses have been doing quite well for themselves — stealing the show, for example, on “SNL” for the last few seasons. Anyway, the posts ends up praising Jan Hooks, a righteously funny woman who I don’t think does much of anything nowadays. Off the top of my head, I know she was the voice of Apu’s wife on “The Simpsons” for a while, but I don’t think she even gets to do that now.

The post includes a clip of “The Dana Carvey Show” featuring Carvey and Hooks as Regis and Kathie Lee.
It kind of devolves towards the end, but the first two minutes are totally worth it. And, as the original posts notes, "the guy plaing Gelman is exactly who you think it is."

For you edification, Fast Hugs is a wholly wonderful blog, whose past video-imbued posts include footage of the author’s appearance as a young contestant on “Wheel of Fortunes” My Favorite Teacher Week, a sex ed video featuring the Bateman siblings, and an Estelle Getty work-out video. The last delights me to no end. Here's the best of it, in my opinion. See the original post for commentary and twice as much video.

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