We've asked ourselves over and over: "What ever became of Jake
from Squirt TV?" Well, last Monday night I decided that stand-up comedy might
be more entertaining than The 1996 Olympics (or watching prepubescent girls
prance around in the Tumbling Barbie outfit), so I went to the Luna Lounge, the
East Village's answer to Caroline's Comedy Club.
As soon as I got there my
friends were pointing out comedy celebrities. I felt like I was on the set of
Punchline II. Instead of Tom Hanks and Sally Fields, there was a guy
from "Kids in the Hall," and a guy from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
During the actual stand-up show, there was a surprise appearance by Jake
Fogelnest, former host of the hit talk show, "Squirt TV." Seventeen year old
Jake hosted "Squirt TV" from his bedroom first on a New York City public access
station and then on MTV. The show was canceled in May amid rumors that his
parents yanked him off the air because he had become Mr. Smarty Pants or that
MTV had given him the boot for the same reason. One comedy insider I talked to
said MTV executives canceled the show after Jake didn't show up to shoot an
At the Luna Lounge on Monday, the MC introduced Jake...
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