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So not funny…

Posted by Brian on February 16, 2007

I have this tagged as Humor, but perhaps unhumor, anti-humor, or place-where-humor-goes-to-die would be far better ways to describe this clip.

Perhaps you heard a few months back about Fox News coming up with an idea for a conservative version of The Daily Show. Not happy with what they claim to be a liberal bias over at TDS, some suits at Fox figured there was a niche for a similar sort of scathing comedy for all those young, hip conservatives out there.

Well, here’s a preview clip, and my god, it’s horrible:

Watching Team America, I laughed my ass off at the mockery of both of the self-important Hollywood celebs as well as the blow-up-the-world-to-save-it approach to fighting terrorism, so I like to think that I’m pretty open-minded and fair when it comes to appreciating any humor, no matter what political inclinations are imbedded within. That said, the clip above is simply not funny (despite the best effort of its obnoxious laugh track to convince the viewer otherwise), and the only bias I have when I make that call is one against bad humor.

What the creators of The 1/2 Hour News Hour (get it?) fail to realize is that the TDS staff doesn’t sit around all day thinking of ways to make fun of our president or his party. Stuff like this practically writes itself… all John Stewart needs to do is play the video footage and sit back and watch the crowd laugh. Should a Democrat be president in 2009, I’m fairly certain that TDS will continue doing what it does best, skewering our political leadership. Of course, if the next president isn’t such a walking gaffe machine, then there may be less material to work with, but TDS can hardly be faulted for that.

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2 Responses to “So not funny…”

  1. bighominid said

    Gotta agree– that was pretty damn lame. If you want funny rightie humor, there’s always Carlos Mencia (when he’s not fighting with George Lopez over supposedly stolen material).

    Kevin

  2. Anthony said

    Horrible. I was half expecting an Osama joke.

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