Friday, January 05, 2007

TV: The Knights of Prosperity

Just a quick note that I've now seen TV's next excellent comedy: The Knights of Prosperity. This show had me right from the start, with sad-sack Donal Logue, one of my favorite comic actors, getting ready for his dead-end job to the awesome strains of Boston's "More Than a Feeling."

Totally hilarious from beginning to end. Donal Logue was terrific as Eugene, the hapless leader of the gang he recruits to rob Mick Jagger (but who has no clue how to do so). Loved the supporting crew, especially Maz Jobrani as Gourishankar "Gary" Subramaniam, who actually recruits an intern into the gang (by telling him they were making the sequel to Jimmy Fallon's Taxi), and Lenny Venito as Squatch, who keeps referring to Gary, who is Iranian (or, at least, the actor is), by completely inappropriate racial nicknames -- inappropriate not because they're offensive, but because they're just plain inaccurate, like "Pocahontas" or "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." And of course there are the cameos from Mick Jagger himself, as a riotously exaggerated and flamboyant caricature of himself.

This is a winner. Hope it's not too different to catch on with an audience. Check it out.

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