There are some images you can’t imagine: Like Daily Show professional grouch Lewis Black golfing (which he does to relax). Then, there are some pictures that make some sense: Like Lewis Black playing a judge in the Comedy Central courtroom parody The Root of All Evil.
According to Variety, the show works like this: two parties, represented by advocates from a rotating roster of comedians, claim the title of Root of All Evil. Black hears their cases, then at the end of the episode, issues his ruling. The pilot features the likes of Best Week Ever talking heads Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins debating “Paris Hilton vs. Dick Cheney” and “chick flicks vs. videogames.”
We’re willing to give this concept, which colleague Gary Susman tells me sounds like Keith Olbermann’s nightly “Worst Person in the World” segment on his MSNBC show (I wouldn’t know), a chance, provided that: a) the prosecutors are pilfered more from the Best Week Ever roster than the Comedy Central Roast lineup, and b) that they introduce clips into evidence and don’t just yap for 30 minutes. Juries appreciate visual aids.