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No thread for this yet?? 2 Canadians in the finals!!! I was surprised that Matt Kirshen (perma-grin) got chosen over Dwayne Perkins. Hard to really argue with any of the selections, given that we don't know what's been edited out.
 

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I really didn't have any problem with who they picked to move on from this episode unlike last week. I think Lavelle is really funny. I've seen the 'why you breathin so heavy' joke before in the previews and I still laughed when he told it this week.
 

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Probably because I watch too much stand up on comedy central I'd already seen Dwayne Perkins make that exact joke.

Only person I really wanted to make it but didn't was the offensive Australian lady, I thought she was hilarious every time I saw her.

Overall though, much better choices than last week.
 

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I dunno - I thought there were far funnier people in both groups that who actually got through to the finals.

Definitely the Australian mom and the black woman should have made it through over any one other than Lavelle.
 

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The only one I was surprised to see win was the hillbilly. I've heard enough "you know you're a *******" jokes, no originality there.

I thought the thin black guy was better.
 

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As long as Levelle made it through. As for Dwayne Perkins, I thought he was better then some of the others that made it.

I usually watch most of the comedy central standups, but I have not caught Dwayne yet. Guess I will have to set up something to catch him next time he comes on.
 

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I thought all the choices were right this week. I did like the job applicant joke but overall found the people they chose to have better comedy skills. Matt Kirschen's timing is really, really good. Gerry Dee has great energy. The hickory guy's set was cause for concern - I don't want to see someone less funny than the blue collar folks making the same jokes - but I did like his shaking head joke. As long as he keeps it fresh like that he'll be fine. He seemed to kill, so I'm not surprised he went on.

This week we saw a much greater portion of the sets of some of the chosen ones.

I might have chosen the other lady with brownish-red hair who was a bit more eeyoreish in her delivery. But both were entertaining.
 

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Thanks I couldn't remember his name -

Gerry Dee is the ONE that I absolutely couldn't understand getting through - that seemed like they were letting him through because he's been around a long time rather than he was funny. IN fact, his set was totally UNfunny. There were far more deserving comics in that group.
 

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I just got an interesting email from one of the comics whose email list I am on who didn't make it through to the finals - Sabrina Matthews - and she made a very interesting point after very nicely supporting the show as a great place for exposure for comics...

"Ant, Alonzo Boden, and Kathleen Madigan were there to keep the show moving along, but don't forget, they are "talent scouts" not "judges". When all is said and done, the producers are looking for the ten people who they think will give them a season of the best possible interactions in the situations in which they're placed."

Point being that the producers picked a mix to serve the reality aspect of the show rather than basing the finalists solely on who is the funniest.
 
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