Skip to comments.Wanda Sykes Was Funny (get over it) [Editorial]
Posted on 05/11/2009 1:19:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Oh, boy, Wanda Sykes is in trouble. That's what you get when you make fun of Rush Limbaugh.
But while conservatives were screaming Monday, let's face it: Sykes said something mean but also funny about the right-leaning Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night.
Boy, Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails so you said you hope America fails ....To me, that's treason. He's not saying anything differently than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You know, you might want to look into this, sir, 'cause I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight.
These dinners are supposed to feature sharp-elbowed humor, and Sykes delivered.
In fact, she also poked plenty of fun at President Barack Obama and others in his administration, a required part of the program.
But by Monday afternoon, her comments on Limbaugh were drawing ridicule from the right -- and a bit of admonition from the White House.
Spokesman Robert Gibbs said he hadn't talked to the president, but added:
"I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that."
Then again, Sykes wasn't joking about people being murdered by terrorists. She was comparing Limbaugh to a terrorist for his comments about the Obama administration.
Over the top? Probably. Funny? To some, yes. As Sykes even said after her comparison of Limbaugh to a terrorist:
"Too much? But you're laughing inside."
Yes, plenty of Limbaugh critics were doing just that on Monday, even as they awaited the usual apology from the White House and others who attack the radio talk-show host.
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Did she mention President Obama's admitted cocaine and pot use?
I thought she was telling jokes, not comparing Limbaugh to a team of terrorists who cost this nation a fortune and murdered 3,000 people.
She was far less funny than oh, say Trent Lott. And what happened to him?
if she was “so funny” why was her show cancelled so fast? every movie she was in has bombed.
Funny, huh? Let’s hear jokes even remotely similar with Lord Obama as the target and watch the fur fly. And no, that skank was not funny.
Sorry KC Star but Sykes was not, is not, and will never be funny. She’s just another angry liberal hack.
I recall too when Micheal Moore, mouthpiece of the Left establishment (they wouldn’t have given him Oscars if they didn’t love him), said that Al Qaeda’s “freedom fighters” in Iraq would “win” Mr. Bush.
That was treason. THAT was open support for the enemy in a time of war.
Where has Mr. Limbaugh ever said he stands by (or understands compasionately why) Osama bin Laden?
If anyone has something in common with Osama, it’s Obama. They BOTH have friends who’ve bombed the Pentagon.
Did she tell any insulting jokes about Barack Obama who has publicly come out AGAINST same sex marriage?
Yael forgot to clear this with the White House. They didn;t think it was funny.
Apr 1, 2009, 09:11 AM | by Jeff Labrecque
Fox and Wanda Sykes are back in business. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the network is in final negotiations to give the comedienne a Saturday late-night talk-show. Tentatively slated for a fall premiere, the hourlong show, which will include a discussion panel and field segments, will replace MadTV.
Then why did Obama laugh?
He laughed before he didn’t laugh.
Just another reason the KC Star is going into the ditch.
I’ll find Wanda funny when she announces she is dying from sickle cell anemia.
OK let’s try junior high humor:
Wanda Sykes was a funnay as a rubber crutch in a polio ward! ( drum roll)
She was as funny as a pay toilet in the diahrehea ward! ( drum roll)
I guess ghetto humor has its place but really I think we need more standard “roast “ variety comedy than this clown gave.
Maybe next year...if we are still here next year that is...
Wishing death on people is so f-ing funny.
Yeah, the joke was hilarious...wishing that Rush would die from kidney failure.
I’m probably just as good a joke writer as she
...I wish The Swimmer would die from his brain cancer
....I wish the witches’ botox would migrate to what little brain cells she has left and shuffle off this mortal coil.
See...I’m just as funny as that screeching harridan is!
What is it with these wretched people who wish peoples’ deaths? Just like Suzanne Malveux who wished that Clarence Thomas would die of a heart attack.
I wonder how smug Mr. Abouhalkah would be if the target of such sharp-elbowed humor was His Lord & Majesty Barack Hussein Obama?
What is funnier than Wanda Sykes with a terminal illness? Nothing!