Picks and Pans Review: The Rich Hall Show

updated 11/23/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/23/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

Showtime (Sat., Nov. 21, 10:30 p.m. ET)


Let's put it this way: Rich Hall's pizza commercials were better than this. At least the commercials were short. Like a lazy, nonviolent Gallagher, Hall spends half his show playing with props: a map made into a jacket (the armpit is Cleveland), a diesel-powered TV and a piece of plastic (so he can make a joke about salad bars that's about as fresh as the lettuce you'll find in them). The rest of the show he devotes to overcute skits: Rich as a male stripper, Rich getting heckled by Abe Lincoln, Rich installing a grand piano in a trailer. Like cheap pizza, the show is bland, tastes like cardboard and cries for spice.

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