We've written a lot about local investigative reporter Carl Monday's unintentional comic genius — particularly his ruthless takedown of the Library Masturbator
and his squabble with the Masturbator's dad
So this week, when I clicked on Carl's blog
in search of more comedic inspiration, the tears of joy flowed like Mickey's when I read this:
"It's 7:30am ... and a 'reporter' and two photographers are camped out at the end of my driveway. Wait ... isn't that my job? The 'reporter' approaches and barks out something like this ...' Carl, I'm a big fan of yours. How do you like going after sleeze bags?' This must be some kind of a joke. Well, in fact it is. The kind you find on Comedy Central."
Carl went onto explain that a Daily Show
correspondent ambushed him recently, and spent the day shooting footage around Cleveland for a piece to run this week. I excitedly tuned into Comedy Central last night, and sure enough, between John Stewart's goofy President Bush impressions and an interview with James McGreevey, I was treated to Jason Jones, the show's funniest correspondent, cranking it in front of Browns Stadium.
God Bless basic cable.
I won't spoil the details, but rest assured there's a classic confrontation between Jones and Carl. And there are plenty of scenic shots of Cleveland — accented by Jason Jones pretending to, as Carl would say, "pleasure himself." If you can get Comedy Central's spotty video archives to work, you can watch the piece here
. Just click on "Rubbing out crime." The show airs again tonight at 8, and the video should be up on YouTube soon enough.
There's also a really awkward video of Carl confronting Jason Jones here
Enjoy. — Joe P. Tone.