Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wanda Sykes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Ah, well. It's fashionable to piss and moan about the White House Correspondents' Dinner. On the other hand, it does have its upsides.

Part 1:

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Part 2:

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(h/t: aimai)


ArtSparker said...

Thanks for posting, I hadn't seen it.

Adam L said...

God that was funny. Aren't the comedians supposed to make fun of the people in power, though? Or is the new tradition that instead of ribbing prominent politicians this is just an annual event where the Washington elite get together and make fun of Republicans.

Ironies: Obama told the funniest, most bitingly clever joke of the night when he thanked everyone except for the people at the FOX table for voting for him. It was kind of like seeing Tom Cruise make a joke about Xenu. It's good to see that at least Obama understands that most of the MSM are so in the tank for him that he could have had them all have woken up Sunday with penises drawn on their faces... and there wouldn't even need to be any alcohol involved.

The most offensive thing to me about Wanda Sykes' "comedy" was how fucking unfunny it was. Seriously? Rush Limbaugh Oxycontin jokes and Bristol Palin is a slut jokes? I wonder if she had to cut out some material about George W. Bush choking on a pretzel or George H. W. Bush ruining a Japanese banquet by puking to fit in material that fresh.

Black comedians definitely have plenty of foibles to poke at regarding Obama that I won't even try to mention because since I'm white they'd be racist, but even disregarding drunk on partisan-in-the-wrong direction nature of this event, I mean, seriously, "He hopes the country fails, I hope his kidney fails!" Can she get a rim shot, because that's just a fucking screamer. Lefty comics have been in rough shape recently b/c now it's totally anachronistic to make Bush jokes, they can't or won't think of funny Obama jokes, and I think Al Franken beat the entrails out of the dead Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot joke with his book "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot" from about a decade ago. At least he's not a Senator. Anways, re: Sykes... FAIL.