Lewis Black's Root of All Evil

Lawyers get derided a lot for bring liars, and although they are, they’re often no John McCain when it comes to blatant pants on fire moments.  Still, law and lawyers captivate us, as television shows constantly attest to.  So what a fantastic idea it must have seemed to have comedian mock lawyers debate what item is worse out of two in front of a crass and hilarious judge.  Now there’s a chance for you to see that television experiment for yourself.

Starting this September 30th, now available on DVD from Comedy Central DVD and Paramount Studios Home Entertainment comes the first season of a hilarious mock lawyer show which sends up all of modern pop culture.  Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil – Uncensored is ready to roar into your living room with all its gavel pounding action and takes on stuff we all hate.  Bring home this mockery of law and culture today!

Lewis Black has a lot of things he really hates, so he sits as the judge as two comedians debate to see what is worse out of two evil.  One of the first made was “Weed vs. Beer” in which Beer was handily the worse, something facts back up.  Other notable episode inclusions in this DVD are “Youtube vs. Porn”, “Paris Hilton vs. Dick Cheney” and “American Idol vs. High School.”  This DVD features Lewis Black, Andrew Daly, Greg Giraldo, Andy Kindler, Kathleen Madigan, Patton Oswalt and Paul Tompkins.

When it comes to special features, the ones included on this disc are a selection of post-ruling interviews with Lewis Black and the lawyers, a selection of court tips from Lewis and a look behind the scenes with Judge Black.

My favorite episode on this disc was “Kim Jong-Il vs. Tila Tequila.”  I’m not going to ruin the hilarity of that with even a hint of who ends up being the root of all evil.  This show certainly aspires to being wholly hilarious and there are moments when glimmers of comic brilliance shine through, but they are often too small and too far apart.  I have come to expect a whole lot more from Lewis Black and I was so excited when I first heard about this show.  He has such a talent for bringing down pop culture and all our institutions, but it doesn’t show here.  Even when it’s uncensored, it’s not that much more funny than normal.

This isn’t the Root of comedy, more like a small branch.

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

Nathaniel Jonet

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