President Obama went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night – the first time a sitting president has ever appeared on the show.
So naturally, the rest of the “media” is completely up in arms today.
From talk radio to the cable channels, the talking heads are all bitter and jealous that the president took his time to visit with a “comedian” rather than spend the time with “serious journalists”.
This is preposterous
Does Jon Stewart make dick jokes? Yes.
But night in and night out, Jon Stewart can be found speaking the truth in a funny, poignant, and generally informative way.
It has been all downhill for Ben Stein since, “Bueller…Bueller…”
That was 24 years ago.
Since then he has hosted a shitty game show where the maximum prize was $5,000 and been a George W Bush sycophant.
He released a “documentary” movie in favor of intelligent design which, of course, is impossible to actually document.
Now he does free credit score commercials.
Congrats, Ben Stein.
You’ve done nothing cool in 24 years…and even that was just repeating someone’s last name over and over in a drab monotone.
Really. Very impressive.
So Comedy Central decided it would be a good idea to have a Dana Carvey standup comedy special.
Let me tell you, this is not a good idea.
I’ve never seen Dana Carvey do standup comedy, and considering he used to be a famous, mildly funny comedic actor, I’m guessing there’s a damn good reason why…and that that reason is he’s not good at it.
The other problem of course is that it’s been 18 years since Wayne’s World (it’s been 17 since Wayne’s World 2, but we’ll just pretend that never happened). Any relevance gained by being the Church Lady and the 1st President Bush has been long gone.
If you get a mysterious call from your grandmother asking what channel Comedy Central is, this is why.
This shouldn’t be happening for the same reason that George Foreman shouldn’t be boxing.
So skip the special, Dana, and just, like, make grills or something.
Because the word “schwing” just isn’t funny anymore. I think I’m gonna hurl.