Posted at 5:40 PM Feb 01, 2010
By Andrea Grimes
Last night, comic Tammy Pescatelli won Comedy Central's Stand Up Showdown, which is kind of a big deal. Her competition included Lewis Black, Doug Benson, Josh Blue and Maria Bamford.
|Tammy Pescatelli - Booby Boomerang|
As I understand it, this is mainly a people's choice operation. What does this say about Pescatelli, then? I figure some will be tempted to make the argument that she's not actually funnier, than say, Josh Blue, but that she has more fans or more popularity pull or some such. But more fans than Doug Benson? I mean, who do you see on TV more, for real?
This is the eternal problem of comedy contests. It may raise the profile of particular comics, or of the genre as a whole, but somebody always gets screwed and somebody else (usually, many of them) just gets pissy. It's a rare, incredibly well-liked and respected comic who wins a contest with no ire at all.