Judge David Johnson likes cowboy hats.
More mouths from the South.
Southern Gents of Comedy is a collection of four Comedy Central Presents specials, featuring comedians with a deep-fried, Southern flavor: Ron White, Otis Lee Crenshaw, Vic Henley, and Steve McGrew. Each comedian has the stage for 20 minutes to wow the audience with their drawling observations about politics, hunting, relationships, and beer. A closer look:
Highlight of the act: recounting the story of the cop who pulled him over for drunkenness in public and how he tried to make the point that he was drunk inside the bar, and, by no fault of his own, he was thrown out, into "public."
Otis Lee Crenshaw
Highlight of the act: his three-part song about how instruments were like women: the piano, the guitar (it has a hole), and the bass (big and round and likes to be slapped). I know it sounds misogynistic, but it was funny. I swear.
Highlight of the act: uh, I don't know…pretending that New York women sound like men?
Highlight of the act: talking about his ethnicity. His mom is Native American and his father is Irish. "That's a drinking problem waiting to happen."
Overall, Southern Gents of Comedy provides 84 minutes of fairly uneven stand-up. Now with accents! The one notable exception is Otis Lee Crenshaw. That guy was great. The rest of it: the poor man's Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
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