Skip to comments.Where’s their nerve? Today’s comics mock poop, not the powerful
Posted on 03/02/2014 11:42:32 AM PST by Second Amendment FirstEdited on 03/02/2014 11:47:09 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
As Chevy Chase might have put it on “Saturday Night Live,” Harold Ramis is still dead. And with him has gone the finest era of comedy: The ’70s kind.
Ramis and his contemporaries invented the comedy version of the ’70s dramatic antihero — the Dustin Hoffman/Jack Nicholson/Steve McQueen type.
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Hat tip to BobP for the image.
Borrowed your image with attribution.
This liberal pap always pisses me off! Always they exclude their royal highness Kennedy who along with his know nothing wunderkind administration of penny pinchers were responsible for our miring in Vietnam and the deaths of thousands of our soldiers. They also continue to demonize Nixon who at least brought our military home.
The only funny comedy for me post 1985 came from Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Louie CK and Dave Chappele.
Nielsen is dead. Brooks isn’t making movies anymore. Louie isn’t the type for that type of satire, and Chappele flamed out too early.
The rest are just followers trying to get hipsters to “like” them on Facebook.
Cornell, to comedy elites and graduates of the 15 schools that outrank it, is a near-mediocre brand so lame that only a dope would brag about it. (First-tier Ivy Leaguers, when their teams are losing to Cornell at the end of football games, break out the cruel cheer, Thats all right, thats OK, Cornells not a real Ivy League school anyway!) The Offices first and second showrunners Greg Daniels and Michael Schur both went to Harvard, as did writer-actor B.J. Novak. Their colleague Mindy Kaling went to Dartmouth (which also unclogs its nose at the likes of Cornell).
I can imagine what they would have to say about Ramis’ alma mater.
ping to Cornell mention in article.
I couldn’t agree more with the writer’s take on modern comedies; it’s all gross-out humor and bodily functions. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing in itself (the campfire scene from “Blazing Saddles”, the Baby Ruth incident from “Caddyshack”), but that’s all new comedies have. Ramis and Brooks movies have at least a wit about them. The humor can be crude, but that’s not all it is. There is still effort put into the script and many quotable lines. Can anyone come up with as many quotable lines from “The Hangover” or “American Pie” as from “Stripes” and “Blazing Saddles”?
Don’t you wish Sam Kinison was still around? Wouldn’t you love to hear his commentary on Pajama Boy and all of the rest of the insane obamacare ads? You know, just for starters. Wonder what Sam would have to say about all of obama’s lies?
So are the guys in the comedy union associate members of Journ-0-list?
If Sam Kinison were still alive..he be dead by now
I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing... that's weird.