You may have noticed that this past weekend, there were no stars in the sky. That's because they all unhinged themselves from the firmament and descended upon Washington D.C. for an evening of lukewarm comedy and not-too-chalky chocolate mousse at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Oh, and what a grand time it was.
Why, look, there's TV stalwart Larry King standing in the general vicinity of new media lion Josh Marshall. And over there, isn't that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright rubbing elbows with that guy with the good hair from The Hangover? And there's soon-to-be-former Senator Chris Dodd and Miranda from Sex and the City 2: The Search for Spock! What a truly magical evening of make-believe civility!
As if you thought the evening couldn't get any better, they even got Jay Leno to warm up the room for the President's inevitable comedy routine, which the president graciously acknowledged once he took the stage…
"We're going to do what's necessary to protect the American people, to determine who is behind this potentially deadly act, and to see that justice is done."
Whoops. My mistake. That was the President talking to reporters about the Gulf Coast oil spill in Louisiana later this past weekend.
You get it? You see what I did there? Eh? Eh? Yeah. Environmental disasters are funny. (Sigh…)
Anyway, here's President Obama's and Jay Leno's performances from the dinner…
Tags: Barack Obama, Correspondents' Dinner, Energy & Oil, Environment, Gulf Coast, Jay Leno
According to Fox News, they air actual objective news programming from 9am to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm, but as Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's Daily Show, that simply doesn't appear to be the case. Of course there's a reasonable explanation for this. Those time-slots were taken out of context. Fox does indeed show pure unbiased fact-based news from 9am to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. And they do it every other February 29.
Below, Jon praises the stand-up comedy debut of Sarah Palin.
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Tags: David Letterman, Fox, Health Care, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Megyn Kelly, Mitt Romney, Polls, Sarah Palin, The Daily Show, The Late Show, Tonight Show, Video
Late night television — usually the terrene of godless America-haters and frothy-mouthed terrorists — saw an unprecedented influx of folksy, Christ-lovin', American patriotism last night. And it came in the form of a spunky little hockey pit bull partial-term governor and the Macy's window mannequin who believed so hard, he was given a chance to become a real boy.
Sarah Palin was on the brand new same old brand new Tonight Show without Conan O'Brien Jay Leno last night, and it was truly a thing to behold for people who are easily impressed by what they are beholding…
You gotta give Palin credit for at least this: Those jokes are the exact same quality of shittiness as the rest of Leno's monologue, so you can't blame her for that. In fact, her delivery might have even been a little less stilted.
But let's get into details of the actual interview…
Tags: CBS, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Mitt Romney, NBC, Sarah Palin
I hear they offered Conan O'Brien a chance to host the White House Correspondents' Dessert, but he said no, because it isn't served till after midnight.
Tags: Correspondents' Dinner, Jay Leno, White House
Looks like we can expect a groundswell of conservative/teabagger support for Jay Leno in the coming weeks**…
It took me about seven times watching this before I figured out that it's not real. Because I'm that smart.
* Okay, not really. Well, probably he is. Because, you know, nerd stuff.
** Well, let's be real. It's probably been there all along.
Tags: Barack Obama, Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, NBC