Dec 13, 2012
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of deaf, dumb and blind Canadian comedy fans who hear no punch lines, speak no punch lines and see no… wait a minute that doesn’t make any sense, does it?… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
Darryl Lenox jokes about himself throughout his new Starz comedy special, “Blind Ambition.” But it takes a while for it to sink in on the viewer that the title of the show really does refer to him. He is blind in his left eye and has a limited field of vision in the right.
DARRYL LENOX audio excerpt: "Comedy Central didn't think I fit their demographic. And in Canada--where I lived for 12 years--a Canadian network said, 'We'd like you to do our version of 'Comedy Central Presents.' Then they realized I wasn't a Canadian citizen and they said, 'No thanks.' I had heard great stories of people producing themselves so I decided to try that for 'Blind Ambition.'"
So what though? The man is funny. He will make you laugh at things you didn’t know were funny. And they probably wouldn’t be funny coming from someone else. Lenox has such a calm demeanor that you may not feel the first punch lines as they land but pretty soon you’ll be laughing too hard to care. And when you see his act – live or on TV – the part I suspect you’ll remember most is when he offers up things that “might work—but probably won’t.”