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What comedian did I see in a Comedy Central special?
May 9, 2012 2:19 PM   Subscribe

Help me figure out what blondish, male comedian I saw on a special that aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s.

The special aired on Comedy Central (USA) circa 2001-2003, probably on a Friday evening when they did a stand-up block at the time. It had a lanky, younger blonde guy, played onstage at a concert hall, either 1/2 or 1 hour. It looked like it was taped in the late 90s. The guy did around 4-5 segments, each where he played different characters. The only specific material I remember was him playing a gossipy librarianish lady who got celeb names from the audience. Someone says Jennifer Love Hewitt, and "she" talks about how she is an expert bird caller and did a call yelling "Queer!". The special seemed to have a lot of gay jokes, not sure if comedian was gay.

If you go to 5:55 in this youtube clip: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FETm_LSeXww&t=5m55s) it's from the late 80s revival of the Gong Show. It has a non-contestant teen comedian named Henny Youngperson. Can't be sure it's the same guy, but he reminds me of him.

This special was not from the Comedy Central Presents series. Looked like a one-off show, possibly filmed in/for Canada, with somewhat low production values.
posted by lankford to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Was it Scott Thompson from Kids in the Hall?
posted by soelo at 2:31 PM on May 9, 2012


Not Scott Thompson. I know who that is.
posted by lankford at 2:50 PM on May 9, 2012


Gerry Dee?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:30 PM on May 9, 2012


Daniel Tosh?
posted by simplethings at 3:47 PM on May 9, 2012


Maybe. That's a possible lead.
posted by lankford at 3:47 PM on May 9, 2012


Maybe on Dee, but I see Tosh did a special in Montreal in 2000, never would have thought, I'll check.
posted by lankford at 3:49 PM on May 9, 2012


His imdb page doen't list a Comedy Central appearance, but maybe Jonathan Torrens?
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico at 7:50 PM on May 9, 2012


Not Trevor Boris (too young, I think)?
posted by Dasein at 8:04 PM on May 9, 2012


Some solid leads, not sure on any at this time tho. I'll update if I ever figure it out.
posted by lankford at 6:56 AM on May 12, 2012


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