Published on March 5th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Film Vault Friday: Suck it, Comedy Central!

Film Vault Friday returns! Today, a salute to one of my favorite Comedy Central shows of all time: Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the comedian roundtable show that aired after the Daily Show. It only aired for about a year, and in my opinion never got the respect it deserved. Here’s part of a best-of episode, one of many that can be found on Youtube.

I purposely chose a Comedy Central video today because of PR rep Tony Fox’s oh-so-genius remarks, wherein he told the Hollywood Reporter that Comedy Central would sue bloggers who use unauthorized clips from their shows.

I’m of course trembling with fear at the risk of losing the $19 in my savings account.

Incidentally, I’ve downloaded many gigabytes worth of full Tough Crowd episodes from a kind soul’s semi-secret website, the url of which I’m more than happy to pass along. To save this person’s bandwidth, just email me at sharilyn {dot} johnson {at} gmail. And don’t thank me, thank Tony Fox, without whom this offer wouldn’t have been extended.

Kiss my embed tags, Comedy Central.

About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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