Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Send In the Clowns...Don't Bother, They're Here

So it sees that King George and his Court were upset at Stephen Colbert's brilliant comedic performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Well, Boo-hoo-hoo. Cry me a damn river.

What part of "satirist" do these people not understand? If the Boy King and his lackeys are such thin-skinned little girly-men that they can't take getting their noses tweaked a little at a dinner where the idea is to poke fun at people, then maybe next year they should just hire a clown who makes balloon animals or something.


Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Remember when Bush 39 invited Dana Carvey to do his George Bush impressions? Dubya inherited his father's oil connections, but not his sense of humor.

If you get a chance to watch it, Frank Caliendo on Fox Sports does the world's best Dubya.

JD Rhoades said...

He does a hell of a John Madden, too.

jamie ford said...

Wow. How could they be upset? His jokes, while funny, were already gelded a bit.

Ditto on the Caliendo. You can probably find him on youtube or something. He's incredible.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Huh. I just took a look at Caliendo's blog, and it turns out he performed at the correspondents' dinner. He says his Bush impression cracked up Cheney.

LongHairedWeirdo said...

What really got me admiring Colbert was how he did what he did.

Nothing he said was a direct insult. All he did was stretch the standard Bushie line just far enough to make people realize just how stupid it looks... and how stupid it should look.

No, I grant you, it wasn't roll on the floor, gasp for breath, pray you don't piss yourself laughing, funny. It was "laugh a bit between the 'Ouch!' and 'Oh my god!' and 'ZING!' funny."

But it was damn good comedy, and high art, all at the same time.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Cleon had Aristophanes. Bush has Colbert (and others). Neither one could take a joke.