TV Club: Michelle Monaghan classes up Comedy Bang! Bang! with a little hog-wrestling

Michelle Monaghan is a Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe nominee, but she isn’t too good to get down and dirty with—in the words of Alan Thicke (Paul F. Tompkins)—“a cheap-shit low-rent affair like Comedy Bang! Bang!” She brings a great combination of elegance and gameness to “Michelle Monaghan Wears A Burnt Orange Dress And White Heels,” turning the tables on Scott by grilling him in true investigative-journalistic spirit, laughting at her own poop joke, and striding out of frame to rematch Dolph Piggler, the hog she bested in a state fair contest over 20 years ago, then returning, not a hair out of place, with a pile of pork products and digging in “while it’s fresh.”

Monaghan keeps up well enough with Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s mercurial pace and voice, not intruding on the dynamic between established regulars but throwing in a few choice notes of …

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