by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
September 3, 2005
For those who have enjoyed HBO’s wickedly funny “The Comeback,” the season finale Sunday at 10:30 p.m. lives up to the high stardards set the previous 12-episodes. The Lisa Kudrow sitcom produced by “Sex and the City’s” Michael Patrick King has delivered at least one huge laugh every episode.
The series was about washed-up actress Valerie Cherish (Kudrow) who starred in a reality series called “The Comeback.” “The Comeback” documented Valerie’s role on a typical network sitcom called “Room and Bored.”
The show depicted Valerie’s dealings with the show’s writers, younger co-stars, her reality show producers, and other assorted show business people. It perfectly captured the phoniness of reality shows, show business, and humans in general.
In Sunday’s episode, Jay Leno guest-stars, as Valerie appears on “The Tonight Show.” It’s funny to see all the preparation that goes into those little five to ten minute spots on the couch.
Kudrow, who was part of an ensemble for a decade on “Friends,” has no problem being the main star of the show. She gets funny support from Lance Barber as cruel writer/producer Paulie G., Robert Michael Morris as her hairdresser Mickey, and Damian Young as her husband.