The November 6, 2021 edition of Saturday Night Live had a wonderfully relatable sketch that did not take a political stance or insult middle Americans. They punched Spectrum Cable in the face with a wickedly funny sendup of the difficulty of trying to cancel cable. Enjoy. 📞🙄 BONUS SKETCH Here's the cold open for SNL that features a vaccine-resistant Aaron Rodgers and a brand new character playing Donald Trump. In previous years, Trump was played by actor Alec Baldwin, who is now spiraling in dismay after shooting and killing a co-worker on the set of his film RUST. A prop gun handed to Baldwin contained at least one live round, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Courier-Journal legend David Hawpe has passed away at age 78. We had lots of laughs over the years talking media, politics, and all things Kentucky. We both served on advisory boards for the College of Communications and Information at the University of Kentucky. Hawpe, the editor of Kentucky's Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, taught me a valuable lesson in January 2002 by ripping my ass on the editorial page of the Sunday morning Courier-Journal. I wrote a blog post mocking livid UK fans in eastern Kentucky who were heaping scorn on Rick Pitino for taking the Louisville head coach job. A few days after I posted the sketch, the Lexington Herald Leader wrote a scathing front page piece entitled "Web site parody
Legendary comedian Don Rickles died in 2017 at age 90. If he were still alive in today's woke society, he would be burned at the stake. Watch his Saturday Night Live monologue from 1984 and prepare for self-righteous heads to explode. Part of the Rickles SNL monologue included this line: "I make jokes about Black people cuz I'm not one." The crowd roared with laughter as Rickles went on to imitate Blacks, Italians, Puerto Ricans, Chinese, and other races and ethnicities. Huge audience laughter. This week, the woke castmates on SNL are upset that business tycoon Elon Musk is the guest host. Why? Because he's a rich white guy. That's his crime. Some SNL "comedians" are hesitant to appear on stage with Musk. When did
What she said. #nailedit your average Hollywood bigshot is no more knowledgeable or interesting on the great issues of our time than my great aunt Gladys. My take on why @rickygervais got it right. https://t.co/GZvtAQRCjR— Kay Hymowitz (@KayHymowitz) January 7, 2020 What he said. #nailedit 1. Simply pointing out whether someone is left or right wing isn't winning the argument. 2. If a joke is good enough, it can be enjoyed by anyone.3. It's not all about you. 4. Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 8, 2020 Gervais' most poignant moment came when he torched Apple, Amazon, and Disney for their oppressive, skinflint labor practices. Apple CEO Tim Cook was in the audience and could
Humor is dead. Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld won't perform on college campuses anymore because of the tender sensibilities of Social Justice Warriors (SJW). Seen in the above video, comedian Judy Gold has it right. "Why is it everyone has to adjust to everyone else? Don't hire me if you don't want to hear what I have to say." Gold says "This idea that words are more harmful than actions...Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor is rolling over in his grave!" To the WOKIES, every joke is offensive unless it is aimed at straight white males (SWM) or straight males (SM) so that Rock, Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy, and other offenders of color can be punished for marginalizing women and/or LGBTQ human he/she/they/x pronouns. DJ
Is Cancel Culture generated by sensitive millennials or sensitive rich, powerful people? Great topic analysis from this dude. Let's check his old Tweets before we decide if we actually like him. Comedian Sarah Silverman has been pushing back on the cancel culture concept. Silverman WOKE to the cancel culture conundrum after her 2007 anti-racism blackface sketch was recently used to drag her on the internet. It cost her a movie role and limited other opportunities so Silverman pushed back against the "perversion" of "gotcha mining" of dated comedy. The cancel culture people did not understand the nuance of a white woman mocking racism with racism. Silverman says she no longer stands by the sketch. The cancel culture saw only blackface without enough intellectual curiosity
Here's the 2016 Golden Globes monologue by Ricky Gervais...cracking jokes about Caitlyn Jenner, old man balls, cross dressers, celebrity egos, aged women, Catholic priest molestation, the Holocaust, Ben Affleck's infidelity, Charlie Sheen's hookers, awards prepaid by studios, and other uncomfortable subjects. As he was introducing actor Mel Gibson, Gervais annihilated Gibson for his anti-Semitic rant, arrest, and addiction problems. Gibson then walks onstage, gives Gervais a giant hug and tells the crowd that he loves seeing Ricky every three years (as host) because it "reminds me to get a colonoscopy." Comedy is exaggeration. This is the very basis of show business, but in today's WOKE world of sensitivity, comedy died. Had that Gervais & Gibson exchange occurred today, the media
Humorlessness took a giant step forward this week. Acerbic comedian and actor Don Rickles passed at age 90. Today's sanctimonious, better-than-you snowflakes are dancing a jig on his grave. Well...only the descendants of those for whom jig dancing is a native tradition. Otherwise that would be racially-tinged cultural appropriation. Today's sensitive snowflakes are quick to point out on social media that anyone who makes jokes is a bully. Any voiced or written subject that does not pertain to one's own personal lineage, gender, transitioning gender, age, race, or family of origin is unacceptable. As soon as any other human person finds it offensive then the creator must publicly apologize. (see: Michael Keaton incorrectly references "Hidden
Millennial: "I don't judge people." Me: "You lock your door, don't you?" Millennial: "Yes." Me: "Then you're judging people, dipstick." Of course locking your door doesn't make you judgmental. It's a joke about sound judgment related to known threats in society, the same judgment needed to select your kid's school and the neighborhood you call home. Is comedy dead in a perpetually aggrieved society? Nope. It's just limited to self-deprecation or vilification of oppressive white dudes. The very black Chris Rock isn't allowed to excoriate faulty African Americans any longer. This brilliant comedy piece is 20 years old. Another masterful bit from Rock is entitled How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police. Today's #BlackLivesMatter hypersensitivity keeps Rock from doing this type of
When comedians or pundits joke about the spouses and children of U.S. presidents, there is hell to pay. "Leave the kids out of it," cry the president's toadies. "The (spouse) didn't ask for this." In the case of the Obama family, the doubly damning cry of racism is heaped upon the commentator. When it comes to presidential or vice presidential candidates, the gloves are completely off. "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane delivered an episode mocking Sarah Palin's son Trig who has Down Syndrome. Here are a few of these violations of protocol. Public life is not for the timid.