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Friday, September 29, 2006

You Jackin' It?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 6:06 PM

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.
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