One of my favorite comedians, Pete Holmes, has a new late night talk show on TBS and while the whole thing is still getting off the ground, there are enough gems to make me want to stick with it. Case in point, this delightful Ex-Men sketch where Holmes as Professor X fires the mutant Angel from his team. You remember Angel from the movie, right? Not even Ben Foster could save him?
Anyway, Holmes has a field day with this one. “You’re a f*cking bird! Flapping your wings as hard as your can to lift your stupid abs in the air.” I lost every single time he said “bird.” Who should he do next? Gambit, right? Or stupid Jubilee?
It reminds me of another great sketch from Pete Holmes’ frequent partner in crime TJ Miller.