Another Thing Conservatives Are Bad At: Comedy
Fox News aired the debut of its new “comedy” show, The 1/2 Hour News Hour, last night. It’s the conservative answer to The Daily Show and its ilk, with jokes about Cindy Sheehan, Hillary Clinton and the ACLU instead of Bush and his clan. A mix of sketches (the opening was a rip off of the “President Al Gore” sketch on Saturday Night Live several months ago, this time featuring President Rush Limbaugh and VP Ann Coulter) and Weekend Update-style news reports, the show is executed so poorly, it comes off like something a real comedy group would come up with to make fun of what a conservative comedy show might look like. Now, I can overlook the blatant ripping off (the Daily Show producers should sue for copyright infringement) and, yes, I can take a joke at the expense of “my side” (that would be “the left”). But this show makes Jay Leno look like Richard Pryor. It’s just not funny. At all. There are public access shows that are more entertaining. See for yourself:
UPDATE: The reviews are pouring in and they’re not so good. But that’s the liberal media for ya.
— Mike Breen