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
NBC's Saturday Night Live skewered Kentuckians (clueless, inaccurate accents, Wal-Mart clothing) for supporting insincerely coal-conscious President Donald Trump. The positioning is that Kentuckians voted against their own interests by electing a leader who uses their lack of understanding to boost his own political scorecard. Of course Trump won in Democrat-heavy states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio but SNL gets better laughs torching Kentucky. If the Kentucky sketch was a misdirection that ignores heavy Trump resistance in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky, the parody of a New York cable news host was on point. SNL offered a brilliant takedown of embattled Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. Saturday Night Live tossed Alec Baldwin n the dual role of both Trump and O'Reilly.
by Terry Meiners Kentucky’s unseemly annual political spectacle Fancy Farm leads to a morning after walk of shame. Is this church sponsored hate parade really the best venue for Kentucky leaders to advance ideas? Words matter. Stupid words not so much. People expect to hear and read shrewd, sometimes rude, political jabs from professional talk show hosts, media writers, bloggers, cartoonists, and comedians. That’s the gig, a gig of gags. Politicos are rarely mistaken for standup comedians. They’re gasbags. On one Saturday a year, their gas turns to flat gags and suddenly news reports about Fancy Farm validate America’s suspicion that Kentuckians are a living Dukes of Hazzard script. (And not one of the good ones where Daisy bends over to pick up her MCAT