National Lampoon Comedy House Owner Funny Like Ebola

I sure hope that the talent on stage at the National Lampoon Comedy House is funnier than the club’s owner, Marty Fischer

I sure hope that the talent on stage at the National Lampoon Comedy House, opening this Friday at Dave & Buster’s, is funnier than the club’s owner, Marty Fischer (pictured, looking a bit like Larry Flynt’s mentally challenged twin brother). Last weekend, Fischer took to the airwaves on the Joey Reynolds Show on 710 WOR in New York (the same station that broadcasts Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller) to chat about an item of mine in which I took some relatively mild digs at the club. Fischer’s on-air “routine” was indicative of the brand of old, crusty, ba-dum-bum humor that gives stand up a bad name. Here’s what he had to say:

• “I got a call this week from Victor Fillione, a writer for the Philadelfier Magazine, and I should have known something was wrong with this man when he called me collect.”

• “Very nice what you did — you should go kill yourself.”

• “This Victor wrote this article, probably with a crayon. They don’t leave him with sharp instruments.”

• “The man needs a life. He’s to journalism what Danny Aiello is to brain surgery, or what Mike Tyson is to ballet.”

• As Marty must have used up all his A-material, his friend chimed in: “After the show in Philadelphia, Marty’s gonna lead a lynching party for Victor.”

• And finally, concluding this AM laughfest, host Joey Reynolds added, “The best thing to come out of South Philly is the northbound train.”

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