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JB Smoove is a comedian who will be most recognizable to most people as Leon Black from the magnificent Curb Your Enthusiasm. And if you’re familiar with Larry David’s incredibly funny TV show, and the character of Leon, you might believe that JB Smoove will be equally funny when performing stand-up comedy.
If this is what you believe, you would be wrong. Oh, there are a few funny moments in his new stand-up DVD, That’s How I Dooz It, out April 3rd from Paramount Home Entertainment. I thought his bit about cops running with a bunch of stuff on their belts was very good. But most of his act is physical humour that goes on way too long. In the whole 60 minutes, there appear to be only seven actual jokes, each one beaten to death by an overly long physical demonstration of the joke itself. There’s a chair on stage, but he never sits down, instead using the chair to represent his girlfriend when he describes their sexual intercourse. He uses the mic cable to represent his sperm, which is actually a lot LESS funny than it sounds.
During the whole DVD, I laughed for about two minutes. And two minutes out of sixty is a three percent success rate. So I am giving JB Smoove That’s How I Dooz It a three percent recommendation (even though at one star, it LOOKS like ten percent). If you only buy 98 stand-up comedy special DVDs this year, this ought to be one of them!