The interview segments on The Daily Show really drag --
if only Jon Stewart would take a leaf from Howard Stone's book and
ruthlessly mock guests rather than ask softball questions. Sir Stone
has been plugging away with his uproarious live gig, The Howard Stone Show,
for years, yet he doesn't pull in the accolades he deserves for such
fun segments as "Mixed Nuts" (a lineup of damaged comics discussing their
problems with ADD and bipolar disorder) and "Iron Balloon Chef"
(in which clowns battle it out for balloon-twisting supremacy).
Tonight's "Bitter Show" is a welcome release from holiday cheer.
One-man orchestra Danny Dechi might include cracked Christmas
carols in the repertoire he plays by whapping himself in the
jaw with a No. 2 pencil. The talk show must go on...
JOYCE SLATON & HIYA SWANHUYSER
The Howard Stone Show last night was hysterical, the
guests were great, I had a terrific time. thank
(actual audience member,pre YELP)
Hosting the show is the insanely zany Howard Stone. Howard is a longhaired, middle aged hooting
and hollering, self-proclaimed “Rasta Jew.” Howard weaving personal stories with sharp one-liners
and improvisation, and fantastically proves to be both engaging and endearing. As a single Dad
with a gruff exterior but a heart of pure gold, he spouts alternative family values with edge
and irony, launching effortlessly into tirades about pop culture, commercialism and the absurdities
of life. This high-energy act is the perfect jump starter for an evening of laughs you will not soon
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