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Roasting the Hoff and Louis C.K.

Two DVD's from Comedy Central

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On Jan. 9, Comedy Central aired Louis C.K.: Hilarious and on Jan. 11, the channel released this live stand-up film written, directed, produced and performed by funny man Louis C.K. The film premiered at Sundance in 2010 and was also the first of its kind ever presented at the festival. In Hilarious, the caustic comic waxes about Christians, divorce, kids and idiots who sit around in coffeeshops and use the word "hilarious" unsuitably. C.K. does what only the best comics have been able to master: He says what we're all thinking but are too embarrassed to say out loud. And even if we said it, it wouldn't be nearly as funny.

If you've seen Louie, C.K.'s show on FX, you won't want to miss this film, which includes an additional 40 minutes not aired on TV.

Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff

What makes Comedy Central roasts so funny and yet so cringe-worthy is that the roastees are often already kind of a joke: William Shatner, Flavor Flav, Bob Saget and now, The Hoff. There are some laugh-out-loud moments in this uncensored DVD, but it's like seeing someone hold a bottle out of a baby's reach--it's painful to watch. The Hoff sings "Hooked on a Feeling" (shiver) before he is poked at by Pam Anderson, the late Greg Giraldo, George Hamilton, Hulk Hogan, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross, Jerry Springer, roast master Seth MacFarlane and more. MacFarlane sums it up well when he asks, "How do you put someone down when he's already lying shirtless on the floor?" How indeed.

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