Skip to comments.Comedy Dilemma: Obama's Flaws 'Not so Obvious'
Posted on 01/13/2009 11:17:36 AM PST by Scott Martin
There was a time when it was considered poor taste for comedians to attack a current President of the United States, but that day ended with SNL and Richard Nixon. The world has since flipped, and now people worry when the comedians are not ripping the President. Thus far, most comedians are having difficulty targeting President-Elect Obama.
The reason is simple; most comedians are liberals. They just don't see anything worthy of mockery in him. Case in point, this loon, who actually gets paid to "direct talent" for Comedy Central.
Comedy Central Director of Talent JoAnn Grigioni says she sympathizes with comics who haven't yet found Obama's soft spots...
''I think people who may be having a hard time skewering Obama are experiencing that because right now his flaws, those that would be comedy fodder, are not so obvious,'' Grigioni said.
This is ridiculous at face value. People whose business is to know who and what is funny are able to see the humor in anything. The only time they are unable to do so is when what might be funny to a lot of people is actually deeply offensive to themselves.
Why don't we help Grigioni and her comics out? Here are just a few of Obama's rather obvious flaws and/or things that would be good fodder for comedians to mock him:
(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...
Perhaps if President Bush’s skin was a little darker his flaws wouldn’t have been so obvious.
Obama and the breathalyzer, not funny? Cuz I'm pretty sure if it was Sarah Palin it would've been played nonstop.
His baby's mama's mama moving into the White House, not funny?
I refuse to watch one of the smug, arrogant prime liberals, Letterman, who bashes Bush every night. Letterman is in the tank for the Liberal God and will never joke about Zero. He prefers to trash Bush, Cheney, McCain, and Palin. Even though the election is long over, Letterman still slams Palin.
Naaah... they’d just add “Uncle Tom” to the list.
Hubris is always funny. Look at MacBeth.
He’ll supply the material as he goes along. Governing isn’t the same as campaigning. Although with his fawning press, it might look the same.
It's much easier to bash a fair victim like Palin, who is just a white Conservative Christian woman... or even more "fun", bashing a 18 year old girl. Pathetic state of our "culture".
Letterman thinks burning down Palin’s church, with woman and children inside, is funny.
They can’t figure out what’s funny about him? His fence sitting, rhthym of his speech, chuckling at his own jokes no one gets, big dumbo ears, Uhh uhhh uh-uh, how his cabinet choices are all finding themselves having to explain corruption allegations..... plus his constant reminders to people that he is black same way as Kerry coudn’t stop reminding people he was in Vietnam...
"President Bush is a moron!"
"Can you believe Katrina?? And the man did nothing!"
"Hoo-boy, that Dick Cheney, huh?"
Now, that's 3 jokes right there and in front of the right audience, those can each get enormous laughs. But a comedian who makes a living with zingers like those may have a hard time if called upon to actually demonstrate wit.
Why not run a list of his campaign promises followed by their retractions? That would be funny and informative.
His amazingly huge ears. C’mon, I smile everytime I see him trying to look important and serious.
People rush to his side during thunderstorms for Pete’s sake!
Barry won’t govern. He’ll start campaigning for 2012 on Day 1. It’s what he does. It’s all he does.
Maybe we should help them by making a list.
1. His ego.
He created a faux “presidential seal” while he was running for president. When he won the election he put a sign saying “Office of the President-Elect” on the front of his podium.
He thinks there are 57 states.
There's nothing funny to see here.
I can just see Dana Carvey doing his Church Lady skits at the expense of obama.
Hmmmm, no birth certificate, how conveeeenient.