Thursday, March 31st, 2011

I Could Watch Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis CK and Ricky Gervais Shoot the Shit Forever

Here's a teaser for Talking Funny, the HBO special with a pretty basic premise: stick Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis CK and Ricky Gervais in a room and ask them to please talk to each other for an hour or so. With most people, this would not be very entertaining. If you stuck your parents and an aunt and uncle in a room for an hour and made them have a conversation, you would probably find yourself hiding in the bathroom fiddling with your phone as to avoid an argument about Fox News or that cousin your mom thinks is on drugs. But not these guys!

I also really like that Louis CK is now included in this super upper echelon of comedians. I mean, they really don't get much bigger than Seinfeld, Rock and Gervais, and it speaks to the fact that pretty much every comedian out there puts Louis at the top of their list of peers that he's joining them instead of, say Steve Martin or Conan or somebody like that. In any case, it airs on HBO on Friday, April 22nd at 9pm, so set your DVRs/illegal downloading apparati. [via]

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  • Bully

    This looks amazing, but Seinfeld's vacation joke is the exact same joke that CK did in one of his stand ups (I think it was chewed up). Other than that, brilliant.

    • Jason Farr@facebook

      @Bully This trailer misrepresented the context of the discussion. Seinfeld SAID it was CK's joke, asked him to do it then they asked Seinfeld to do it so he complied. Then they had a discussion about how Jerry's delivery changed the joke. Did you really think Seinfeld would steal a CK joke right in front of his face and everyone, including CK, would just laugh about it?

  • http://favstar.fm/users/wdeg Will DeG

    This looks incredible.

  • http://www.lindsayism.com lindsay robertson

    Bully – I thought that too but it's just a weird edit by HBO – look at Louis's nod of recognition/modesty when Jerry starts the joke, and the tone in which Jerry tells it. Jerry is clearly sharing one of his favorite CK jokes. HBO was weird to have edited it so it looks like his own.