Thursday, February 22, 2007

A refreshing bit of honesty in late night talk television


updated May 2015:

Interesting how the audience, who showed up expecting comedy, takes a few minutes to realize there is no punch line coming.


Ferguson: People are falling apart. People are...People are dying. That Anna
Nicole Smith woman—she died!
[Audience laughs.]
No, it’s not a joke. You
know, it stops being funny, that. She’s got a six week old kid, or six month old
kid. What the hell is that? You know, and I’m starting to feel uncomfortable
about making fun of these people. For me, comedy should have a certain amount of
joy in it. It should be about always attacking the powerful people—attacking the
politicians, and the Trumps and the blowhards—go after them! We shouldn’t be
attacking the vulnerable people.

Reminds me of a Bill Hicks or Andy Kaufman audience.

Craig Ferguson keeping it REAL!

(more here)

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