Monday, September 30, 2013

Comedy News

At Big Hollywood, comedy goes to WAR.
Comedian Evan Sayet doesn't mind preaching to the choir with his unabashedly conservative material.

Sayet, who divides his time between sober political punditry and satire, tells Breitbart News the choir needs all the enthusiasm it can muster these days.

"If this is a culture war, I've gotta be a part of this fight with the weapons I do have. There's no Bill Maher for the right," Sayet says.
Hi.  I am Dennis Miller and I am utterly forgettable.
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9 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Comedian Evan Sayet doesn't mind preaching to the choir with his unabashedly conservative material.

Beats getting a job.

J Neo Marvin said...

Or making an effort to actually say something funny.

Smut Clyde said...

Preaching to the choir is HARD WORK, sir, ask any vicar. The grubby little bastards pass notes back and forth, and pinch each other, and flick wads of blotting paper when no-one's looking. Then they ask penetrating contrarian questions about obscure points of theology raised in the sermon.
That's why you see so many vicars looking for better-paid and less-demanding work elsewhere.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Remember The 1/2 Hour News Hour?

Haha, I don't either.
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fish said...

Drool or tears? Decisions, decisions.

fish said...

These guys will never understand, comedy that punches down isn't funny, it's just being a dick.

Substance McGravitas said...

"My opening bit is, 'I am 100 percent convinced the modern liberal is the stupidest person who has ever lived,'" says Sayet, author of KinderGarden of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks.

Fortunately the modern liberal is only one person, and once you pass over him you get to Sayet's audience, who wouldn't get the pun in the title of his book if "kindergarten" was spelled properly.

Smut Clyde said...

comedy that punches down isn't funny, it's just being a dick.

Well, there are theories about "humour", and essentialist arguments about what comedy *is* and *isn't*, but I go along with the operational definition that it's "comedy" if it makes people laugh. Sometimes that can be because expectations have been carefully developed and then collapse suddenly by a twist on the audience's assumptions that reveals a different perspective; and sometimes it can be by telling people all the racist and sexist things they already think themselves, but using ruder words than they would personally dare. Or it can be someone (other than me) falling into an open manhole and dying.

So if the guy wants to call himself a Comedian because people laugh and give him money when he says "Nyah nyah liberals", Aristophanes might disagree, but who am I to gainsay him?

fish said...

So if the guy wants to call himself a Comedian because people laugh and give him money when he says "Nyah nyah liberals"

Well that's what I mean, they usually don't laugh.

Dennis Miller still calls himself a comedian, but he hasn't made anyone laugh since he tried to broadcast Monday Night Football. I don't think those laughs were intentional.