Friday, July 16, 2004

Dennis Miller: Still Not funny

I think I read a variation of that statement -- Dennis Miller is not funny -- a dozen times or so this week:

Ironically, as Matt Stoller observed:

"Yes, honest discussion would be a major step forward. It would be THE major step forward. This lack of an effective and honest analytical framework for modern politics is underlying the political success of The Daily Show and The Onion. Comedians can call what's going on fraudulent and crazy, because like with bloggers there's no pretense of balance. I have always had tremendous respect for comedians, because you can't fake funny.

It's interesting that SNL's failure to seize the political moment is palpable, whereas The Daily Show is attracting top political talent as guests. I also think that Jon Stewart is doing better interviews than anyone on TV. Stewart is not nasty to anyone - he's nice, inquisitive, and he always gives his guests the benefit of the doubt. But he doesn't tolerate bullshit, and he doesn't talk down to his audience. In fact, he's a lot less cynical than the journalists he interviews - he expects quality from our politics and media, and is still disappointed when he doesn't get it. How refreshing."

Back to Miller -- he stopped being funny a long time ago. While there's humor in popping the bubble of sanctimony and pomposity of those in power; It can hardly be called edgy comedy to defend the "Powers that be." There's little funny to be found in the blind defence of poorly thought out policies executed miserably. Where's the humor in that?

I wonder why no one has tried Google bombing the phrase "not funny" to Dennis Miller (Maybe its because he doesn't have a permanent home page).

Let me suggest this parody site: http://www.whitehouse.org/ask/dmiller.asp

Bomb away!

Posted at 06:40 AM in Humor, Politics | Permalink

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Dennis Miller was never funny. He's even more non-funny now that he's a reactionary right winger. He gets my vote for biggest A**hole of 2002, 2003, and 2004. His rants were never funny, and his days behind the desk at weekend update were louzy. I wish Bill Hicks was still with us, we need him more than ever. Now he was funny!

Posted by: j.d. norton | Dec 29, 2004 6:02:07 AM

Found your website after Dennis Miller almost making us
toss our dinner while using the audience at the Irvine Improv
to hone is script for his new HBO special coming up. He was
first of all so detached, reading from a cue card, not even looking
at the audience, asking the waiters, "How long was that", the
whole time... I couldn't believe we had paid good money and
driven 4 hours to see this...

Then he started ranting... Not like in "Rants", a book we enjoyed
greatly...but hateful, racist, ignorant, rants. Color me stupid but
I had no idea he had become a Nazi. He was appalling. The sad
thing is, the only people that enjoyed him couldn't even make their
two hands connect when they went to clap for him, and clearly had
more fat between their ears than even around their girth.

It was disgusting.

Looks like half of the Securities Commission had been appalled
by/walked out on his performance the night before, as well.

He's a miserable, angry old man. He should retire...or stick to
Net Zero...but likely he'll be our next Director of "Homeland
Security". He is such a huge GW suck up... It's sickening...

He makes me sick, and it saddens me that he's become so
UNfunny, and more importantly so hateful and bigoted.

Thanks for your site. It was nice to see our thoughts shared by
others!

Posted by: T. Conroy | Nov 12, 2005 5:24:04 PM

I read your comments on this site re Dennis Miller and am willing to hazard a risk-free guess. I'll bet noone written up on this website ever in their entire life voted anything but wacko leftie. Do I love Bush? No. But when I compare him with the assholes we could have elected from superleft land, he is a giant among men. About the only Democrat who has any cajones is Joseph Lieberman and your party is trying to throw him out because he failed to follow the party line. Frankly, I believe in the long run this country is doomed, because sooner or later your nutso party will be reelected, super liberal judges will be appointed and we will continue our slouching towards Gomorrah. When Righties again get elected they unfortunately do not reverse the idiocies of the left and so down we go continuing our slide into selft destruction, like the end of the Roman empire.

Posted by: Roy Rosen | Jan 24, 2006 6:02:17 PM

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