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Punctuating Comedians: "Talking Funny" with Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld and Louis C.K.

By Cindy Davis | Industry | March 30, 2011 |

By Cindy Davis | Industry | March 30, 2011 |

I like a man who knows how to wield his comma (Victor Borge, anyone?). HBO has released a couple of clips from their upcoming comedy special, “Talking Funny.” In the first, Jerry Seinfeld and Louis C.K. discuss punctuating traffic signs; that’s an idea I’ll be having my own fun with next time I hit the streets. (I’d like to add expletives as well: Yield, Motherfucker!) The gathering of “stand up comedy legends” also includes Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais. Seinfeld seems the odd man out here, but in a proper ice cream sundae, someone has to be the vanilla ice cream. It will be interesting to see where the conversation leads and if anyone dominates the group.

Here’s a taste:

While these short clips don’t leave us laughing as much as the comedians themselves, I have to believe there’s a whole lot of funny headed our way. HBO promises insights on how the four started their careers, lessons learned along the way, how far boundaries can be pushed for a laugh, and what sets each of them apart. Directed by John Moffitt, “Talking Funny” premieres April 22 at 9 p.m. EST.

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