Sunday, February 18, 2007

A Comedic Trojan Horse

Brothers, Sisters, and Transgendered Comedists Everywhere,

As you know, there is a war on comedy. The forces of unfunny are gathering. And now, this...

Their latest tactic is a ploy from ancient times, the comedic version of the Trojan horse. It is called "The 1/2 Hour News Hour" and is billed as a conservative version of the Daily Show from the creator of 24 and showing tonight on Fox News. It is being sold as comedy, but do not be fooled. A clip is here.

It is indeed a clever tactic, but they have been sloppy. As the good brother Scott points out they left out one small element of a comedy program...jokes. They promise funny, draw you in, and then...BAM...anti-comedy. When I think of punchlines, after all, the first person I think of is Ann Coulter. She shows her true identity here, she is the anti-Lenny Bruce. Long have we prophesied of her coming. Long have there been rumors of her arrival.

Do not be drawn in my friends. The forces of comedy are light. We are clever. They may have filled their whoopee cushion with this drivel, but we declare righteously that we will not sit upon it! Instead we give our own pppppffffffftttttt!

Live, love, and laugh

Irreverend Steve