Friday, March 9, 2012

The Ticking Time Bomb

This sounds very much like a dare:
All of which makes the Radio and TV Correspondents Association’s decision, announced Monday, to pick comedian Louis C.K. as the main entertainment for its June dinner a unique one: C.K., while an increasingly mainstream performer thanks to the popularity and critical acclaim of his FX show, “Louie,” can riff as blue as the best of them.

[...]

Obama last attended the RTCA dinner in 2009 and [CNN’s Jay McMichael, who chairs the RTCA] says he’s not yet received word from the White House about the president’s attendance, but says, “we’d love to have him”. (The White House had no role in the deicion to hire C.K.) And McMichael is optimistic that C.K. will be on his best behavior.

“He has a clean act,” said McMichael, referring to C.K.’s watered-down routine when he goes on such outlets as “The Tonight Show.” “He’s a smart comic and I don’t think he’s going to put his career on the line by doing something during his 15 minutes with us that is going to [put] that in jeopardy. He’s done a lot to build his brand and we’re looking forward to it.”
I did not notice that Stephen Colbert's career tanked after he absolutely scorched a room full of fruitcakes and asskissers. Someone with access to the mighty Twitter machine should probably make sure Mr. C.K. gets to see what Mr. McMichael thinks.



SAD PUPDATE:

The dream is over.

21 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I did not notice that Stephen Colbert's career tanked after he absolutely scorched a room full of fruitcakes and asskissers.

Journalism's finest moment in this decade.
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Kathleen said...

indeed

Substance McGravitas said...

The RTCA has the power to be very disappointed and uncomfortable. DON'T MAKE THEM USE IT!

fish said...

I hope he unloads. That would be awesome.

Substance McGravitas said...

And good for business.

vacuumslayer said...

If he does even half as good a job as Stephen did, I'll be so pleased. Stephen's performance was brilliant and biting and hilarious in a way I'm not sure can ever be topped.

Also, I love Louis!

wiley said...

He's devastatingly direct with his straight-man act.

vacuumslayer said...

If you read the comments, a conservative is upset he called his young daughter an asshole. Conservatives are very very stupid people.

Substance McGravitas said...

I hope now that I never hear how it went. High bar.

William W. said...

I think we can expect some blue-ish material. It's Louis C.K. after all...

Substance McGravitas said...

David Cross would be pretty great at that.

mikey said...

Jeezus Christs tits in a mason jar, when did we all become such a bunch of old biddies?

They're just words. They are not sticks, nor are they stones, which, you might be interested to know, have the capacity to break your bones. Words? They are sounds, patterns of vibrations in the air.

I sometimes think about stuff like "All in the Family" and realize that you simply could not 'get away' with that today.

Over and over, you wonder if the only reason these fuckwads hate the more pious of muslims is that they are competing for the same turf...

Substance McGravitas said...

Words are the dreaded Vorpal sword with which we slay the Jabberwonk.

vacuumslayer said...

David Cross would be pretty great at that.

That would never happen. It would combine too many of my dreams and sexual fantasies.

mikey said...

Hey Subs, check out the Tineye Chrome extension.

How thee HELL did we survive without it?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Words are the dreaded Vorpal sword with which we slay the Jabberwonk.

Wouldn't that be a Verbpal sword?

Snicker-snack, bay-bee!

Substance McGravitas said...

Hey Subs, check out the Tineye Chrome extension.

I'm not sure I get why I want it.

Rachel said...

Stephen Colbert has just released me from 3 months of unpleasant triggering by demonstrating on air that all this tentacle business has to do with on-line gaming! (for Christ's sake!!!)

Substance McGravitas said...

If you've never seen Strangers With Candy Colbert makes an excellent science teacher.

M. Bouffant said...

Someone with access to the mighty Twitter machine

It's not as if you need a note from the gummint saying it's OK for you to use it.

Of course, it takes a certain talent to be incredibly banal.

Substance McGravitas said...

It's not as if you need a note from the gummint saying it's OK for you to use it.

No, but you're more enthusiastic than I am.