NEW YORK (November 11, 2008) — Liberal comedians are talking about where the funny went, experts say.
Liberal comedians like Jay Leno and David Letterman are worried about their jokes now that George W. Bush (GWB) will be leaving the White House and Barack Obama (BO) will be taking his place. You see, BO just isn’t funny.
Many Hollywood and entertainment figures, who strived, slaved, and sweated for BO during the campaign, are exhausted but happy now that Prince Messiah President-elect BO will be crowned inaugurated on January 20. The unique historic victory, the first of its type ever in the known or unknown universe in all the myriad reaches of time going millions and millions of years back, is so awe-inspiring that it transports ordinary Joe and Jane Sixpacks into tears of happiness for the racially transformative election that redeemed America on November 4. But this incredible awesomeness has its dark side. It isn’t funny.
Comedian Bill Maher is worried. “I’m not really a funny guy,” he said when interviewed in a bordello near Las Vegas. “I mean, I’m sure you have noticed how unfunny I am. If I can’t make jokes about how the President mispronounces ‘nuclear’ or correct his grammatical errors or jeer at him for believing in God like some kind of neanderthal then I might as well give it up and just work as a DJ in a titty bar or something.” Maher later said he might take up drinking heavily in an Obama administration. “A drunk is always funny. Imagine a cross between Red Skelton and a real-life Krusty the Klown. I could be a good foul-mouthed, angry drunk. I own that role!”
More after the break.“Obama’s election is great for our country but bad for comedy,” said Michael Musto, a columnist for New York City’s Village Voice. “He is an earnest, intelligent person trying to rescue a country in crisis and that’s not all that hilarious.”
As comedians look for ways to poke fun at BO, his race is unlikely to be the target. Certainly for white comedians his race is verboten. Nor will white Jewish and Christian comedians be making fun of his middle name.
Muslim comedians are a different story. Comedian Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf said to the New Riyadh Times, “I intend to make fun of every situation you could ever imagine about a president named ‘Hussein.’ Jokes about stoning adulteresses, beheading infidels, sneaking out of the White House in a burkah to visit a camel, the sky is the limit!”
“Infidel comedians are putting their lives on the line if they go down this road,” he said. “You better be ready to tell Allah your joke killed.”
Summing up, President BO is going to preside over more than just an economic Depression. The consensus is there will also be a Depression in comedy.
Also posted at Beaglescout.