Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Craig Robinson Wears a Bordeaux Button Down & Dark Jeans” Review

By  | 

If the first episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!’s third season was a smorgasbord of jokes, the second episode, “Craig Robinson Wears a Bordeaux Button Down & Dark Jeans,” was more like a light dinner. Not that there is anything wrong with a light dinner, or this episode. Both are enjoyable and low-key, even with the knowledge that something bigger and better is possible.

Craig Robinson seemed like an ideal guest for Comedy Bang! Bang!, as he has frequently played a calm voice of reason in storms of crazy. Admittedly, his appearance was underwhelming, or at least his interview was. Though Robinson’s underplayed delivery works well in ensemble based shows and movies like The Office and This is the End, it wasn’t as rewarding in a one on one. He was still funny – his repeated reaction shots throughout the episode were a highlight – but he was overshadowed by the rest of this episode.

The other parts of this episode, including Reggie’s space adventure and the comedic duo played by Bob Odenkirk and Tim Robinson, were good, though each had a moment of greatness. For Reggie’s segment, it was the juxtaposition of dying aliens (and a dying baby!) with Reggie triumphantly playing music. And for Odenkirk and Robinson, it was their brief, profane comedic routine (though their segment also had a great ending). The highlight of the episode was “A Tear Down,” a reverse-Extreme Home Makeover segment that didn’t involve rebuilding what was torn down. It had most of the episode’s biggest laughs – my favorite being Scott’s incessant use of the “man’s grave” joke – and the ending worked despite being forecast throughout the sketch.

When looking at “Craig Robinson Wears a Bordeaux Button Down & Dark Jeans” compared to last week’s episode and even last season, it falls a little short. However, though Comedy Bang! Bang! can do better than this, this wasn’t bad. This was a perfectly enjoyable episode that had some great moments. Very few shows could kill innocent alien babies and have it be considered a low-key episode, but very few shows are like Comedy Bang! Bang!

  • I’ve been loniokg for a post like this for an age

  • I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  • Loor y gloria al prologador del nuevo libro que significará, si no lo significa ya, el máximo exponente de la literatura española del Siglo de Platino.¡Cuánto echo de menos al kamarada Malabar!

  • Les salaires sont réglés par la loi de l’offre et de la demande … jusqu’à un certain point.Après ils sont sujets à une sorte de spéculation qui les multiplie par 100. On retrouve le même phénomène pour les tableaux de maître ou le soutif de Madonna.

  • You look wonderful! Baby bump pics are so fun, thanks for sharing! I’ve loved capturing pictures each week (this is my first baby) – hopefully I’ll be just as excited for any other pregnancies the Lord blesses us with![]

  • i think tom and jerry are a little bit of both, but most of the time it kinda reminds me of myself in highschool… me and some of my friends would pick on each other so bad some probably thought we hated one another but you let some one mess with anyone of use and the? rest would have that persons back… dont know if i made any since there but awsome vid man T&J were always my fav growing up (still are lol) keep up the good work **Go Team Slackers**

  • these tunes are top dog as alot has come from them,shame things pass by so quickly,have all these albums including all the rest,crucial electro,essential,and 1 to 24 electros,would be lost without my blasts from the past,have all these albums on two cds including some live stuff from uk fresh,if anyone has any troubles let me know

  • Can you give me a link?From what I’ve been reading, I’ve seen references that he hit his kids when they asked to go back to the Netherlands, but I haven’t seen anything else.

  • I simply wanted to type a quick comment to thank you for these amazing advice you are showing on this website. My rather long internet look up has at the end been compensated with professional facts and techniques to share with my family and friends. I would claim that we readers actually are very much endowed to dwell in a really good site with so many marvellous people with insightful hints. I feel really blessed to have encountered the web page and look forward to really more excellent times reading here. Thanks once again for all the details.

  • Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  • disse:Bom dia Alexandre,Primeiramente, parabens pelo trabalho, está ótimo !Gostaria de saber se existe um meio de limitar o numero maximo de arquivos enviados ao mesmo tempo.

  • Hey, I just hopped over to your site thru StumbleUpon. Not somthing I might generally browse, but I enjoyed your thoughts none the less. Thank you for creating some thing well worth reading through.

  • Glad to see you describing the truth of the matter, Sultan. These twitters are a bunch of children (physical age irrelevant) who try to manipulate others to believe in their imaginary world. This article is like a firm kick in their collective glass house.And sending an attractive young woman into that crowd was criminal negligence on the part of her superiors. Are they uncaring, or simply deluded?I just wish Mubarak had held onto power, like you first speculated.

  • The landlord is under no legal obligation to accept rent once a court date is set. You MAY be able to pay in court as long as you pay all back rent, late fees, court costs and attorney fees.

  • Came here via Instapundit and will be back.I have a good friend who runs one of the largest utility funds in the country. He’s been saying the same thing for the past year and is a long-term bull on natural gas because once these plants shut down, there’s no where else to go.Thanks for the informed commentary…….

  • Merhaba arkadaÅŸlar bu gün sigarayı bırakalı 5. günüm sadece 5 gün oldu ama ÅŸimdiden kendimi çok iyi hissetmeye baÅŸladım aradan biraz daha zaman geçince çok daha iyi olacağım eminim. Sigara içmeyin.. önce saÄŸlık

  • that she/he has no religion, record ‘no religion’. In this situation too, the box provided at the left of this column would be left blank for use in the office at a later stage. You should not enter into any argument with the household for recording entry under this question.(See Fig. 6.47). You are bound to record faithfully whatever religion is returned by the respondent for herself/himself and for other members in the household.