Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Kanye, Uma, and random (a)musings

In no particular order of importance:

Comedy Central – please don’t let Larry Wilmore replace Jon Stewart.

Like everyone else, I’m bummed about Stewart leaving THE DAILY SHOW. How will Millennials get their news now?

But seriously, it is not a national tragedy.  Note to everyone on Facebook:  He didn't die. 

So Brian Williams is suspended for six months. It’s the right call. Let the story blow over, and by the time he returns people will be wondering what the big deal was. Plus, forty more women will have come out saying Cosby drugged them.

Williams will get big ratings upon his return. Depending on how big, NBC may ask Al Michaels to say he killed Bin Laden.

Allison’s father might have been fired if (a) his numbers weren’t good, and (b) NBC had anyone else in the wings. Sorry, but Lester Holt is not the answer. Where’s Ann Curry when we need her?

Kanye West is an asshole, and I hope somebody gets him a front row ticket for the Oscars. Wouldn’t you love to see him storm the stage slamming the Academy because SELMA didn’t win Best Picture?

I can’t wait for baseball.

Uma Thurman must've said to her plastic surgeon -- make me look like Joni Mitchell.
High today here in LA: 88.  No need for the CNN Blizzard Mobile.

And a recent article claims that Los Angeles now has better pastrami than New York.  Soon we'll lead them in heart attacks too. 

I'm having withdrawals until THE GOOD WIFE returns.  

The best baseball beat writer in America may be Tom Gage who covers the Tigers for the Detroit News. After thirty years of brilliant reporting, his paper has said thank you by taking him off the assignment.

I guess they feel that as long as people need to wrap their dead fish there will always be a need for the Detroit News.  But it was bush league.

Who do you think should replace Jon Stewart?  If someone says Carson Daly I'm deleting it.

Networks are casting their comedy and drama pilots – all with familiar faces.  The people you rejected last year will be back this year. 

I love how in Europe, in anticipation of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, stores are stocking up on rope and tape. What, no rushed orders for helicopters and gliders?

Huffington Post Headline from yesterday: NOW WE KNOW HOW MANY LICKS IT TAKES TO REACH THE CENTER OF A LOLLIPOP. Another mystery of life revealed.

The NBA All-Star Game is coming up. Prediction: West 187, East 184 in another defensive battle.

After a disappointing season, JUSTIFIED has come back strong for it’s final hurrah. Comedy Central could do worse than getting Boyd Crowder to replace Jon Stewart.

Why would ANYONE care what Jenny McCarthy says about ANYTHING EVER?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a tribute to a friend and brilliant disc jockey, Lee Baby Simms. Going back through old archives, it turns out he was a contributor to this blog. I wrote a post about getting fired from a radio station just before Christmas. Lots of you chimed in with similar stories. And then this:

Y`all, please quit yer bitchin`.
Forty years in the business.
25 markets. 36 stations. 41 jobs.
Fired 25 times.
I loved every minute of it.
Lee Baby.
Merry Christmas.

I'll miss Lee Baby Simms.  And Jon Stewart.  Brian Williams?  I can hang on for six months. 

76 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, dear gods. The Fifty Shades thing makes my entire body clench in frustration. Whenever that 'book' is used as an example of romance and/or BDSM I feel like that lady in the insurance commercial saying 'that's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.'

Mostly, however, I want to weep at the injustice that the 'author' of this badly written drek is making millions while hundreds of much, much, much better writers languish in obscurity.

There is no justice in the universe.

RockGolf said...

Completely outta-nowhere choice to take over from Jon Stewart. (I was going to say "right-field choice" but that could have political connotations, and "replace Jon Stewart", but no one can do that.)

Canadian TV host Rick Mercer.

Now if Jason Jones and Sam Bee want the job, I hope they get it, but I don't see anyone other Daily Show alumni who could handle it. Colbert's occupied, Carell's an Oscar nominee, Oliver's probably getting a s#!t-ton of money from HBO. Michael Che did one TDS report before moving to SNL and proving he's not a great newsreader.

But take a look at Mercer's rants, available on YouTube by the dozen. He has a big weekly program in Canada which will mean nothing to the States except that it shows he's got the experience and proves he has the comedy chops.

Would it be a different Daily Show than Stewart? Yes, and I think it has to be.

Roger Owen Green said...

Brian Williams should replace Jon Stewart. If BW goes back to the Nightly News, he'll be damaged goods. Ironically, if he hosts the Daily Show, he can become credible again.

unkystan said...

Craig Ferguson (now a proud American) should replace Stewart.
Best but most underrated interviewer ever...and fast & funny! Oh, and smart!

Michael said...

I think there is way too much being made of Jon Stewart retiring - The Daily Show only averaged 2.2 million viewers last year.

David G. Whitham said...

Since he's not returning from the Mets pre- and post-game shows, I think Bobby Ojeda should take over for Jon Stewart.

(I think Jon would appreciate the Metliness of this suggestion)

Hamid said...

Why, why, why do beautiful actresses butcher their faces? I understand Hollywood is a highly stressful place, especially for women, where the pressure over looks is enormous, but it's sad to see women who look absolutely perfect cutting themselves up and, in doing so, losing what made them unique. First Renee Zelwegger, now Uma Thurman. Their distinctive features are gone.

In contrast, Meryl Streep, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sigourney Weaver look amazing without tons of surgery. If they have had any work done, it was very subtle because none of them have that frozen look you get with copious procedures.

Oat Willie said...

Let nobody replace Stewart. The Daily Show was the one brilliant concrete post that kept the Comedy Central slag heap stable. Now let them show South Park reruns at 4.46 PM and all the infomercials can run into a consistent shit-ocean. Or bring back Craig Kilborne.
[curse complete]

mmryan314 said...

Chelsea Peretti has those facial expressions that can send messages like Jon Stewart does. She might be a good replacement. Plus- she`s smart and while not unknown, not overexposed.

Barry Traylor said...

Sad that Uma Thurman felt the need to do this to herself. If she changed her name also I would not have a clue who it was.

John Leader Alfenito said...

Walton Goggins (Boyd Crowder) reminds me of a young Jack Nicholson...especially his speech pattern.

Stoney said...

Brian Williams will NOT return to NBC; that according to Prof. Bob Thompson of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, speaking on WSYR radio this morning.

Richard Rothrock said...

I haven't read it but I expect "Fifty Shades" to bomb because it will never live up to how the millions of readers saw the book in their minds. The casting seems off too. Still, it probably won't be as bad as "Jupiter Ascending".

As for the retiring of Brian Williams and Jon Stewart, I lived through the retirements of Walter Cronkite and Johnny Carson. Those were much bigger deals and yet the world didn't come to an end. This too shall pass with a big shrug of the universe's shoulders.

Jim Drake said...

2 words: Dick Cavett

Terrence Moss said...

On TV. Then there's replays. And online viewers. And of course social media presence with viral bits. And elusive young male viewers. So he and the show have greater impact than the ratings would suggest.

It's not just about ratings anymore.

Terrence Moss said...

What's wrong with Lester Holt?

Brian O. said...

The NBC Nightly News with Jon Lovitz.

Hamid said...

It's very simple. Replace Jon Stewart with Harry Shearer hosting in his Kent Brockman voice.

Anonymous said...

Carson Daly

VP81955 said...

Like the Craig Ferguson idea (the guy has edge, and he could better use it on the Daily Show than on a network late-night series), but Comedy Central probably would feel it was acquiring second-hand goods.

Pizzagod said...

Justified is blowing me away-and next week the long awaited return of .... Constable Bob!!!!

In local news-the Detroit News... I just can't. The Freep used to be the paper here, then the News stepped up when the Free Press descended to being a rag, and now this?

http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/11520/take_him_out_of_the_ballgame_tom_gage_regrets_end_of_36_years_on_tigers_beat

Tom Gage deserves better.

Ken said...

@ Michael said...
I think there is way too much being made of Jon Stewart retiring - The Daily Show only averaged 2.2 million viewers last year.

About the same as Megan Kelly's viewership and only around a million less then Bill O'Reilly. Not about numbers, then, more about influence.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ken,

I'm sure Comedy Central can find someone to knock Republicans for the next 15 years. In the Entertainment Industry, they're not hard to find.

You are 1000% correct on Brian Williams. In 6 months no one will remember why he was away & he'll return to even bigger ratings.

And WHAT is Uma Thurman doing? Love her in Pulp Fiction, Beautiful Girls, Kill Bill - Why oh why? I just don't get it. --LL

DwWashburn said...

I think it would be wrong for Comedy Central to continue the Daily Show. It has become Stewart's show and will suffer with anyone else there since they will only be compared to him. With that said, I think either Lewis Black or Samantha Bee should be considered.

Dan Ball said...

Just turn the NBC Nightly News into The Daily Show. Get Kanye to host.

Solved, solved, and solved.

(At the very least, Kanye should host the Grammys next year. If he doesn't like the winner, he can just say Beyoncé won and that's that. Even if it's Best Male Pop Vocal Performane. No need to interrupt an acceptance speech, then, and ratings will be through the roof.)

Eric J said...

The Daily Show will survive with a different host. How many hugely successful hosts has The Tonight Show had and they keep on coming.

It wouldn't survive with Lewis Black. He's great in very small doses. Samantha Bee is a lightweight.

I'd pick Craig Ferguson, but I don't think he would be available.

CamrioKid said...

Joel McHale should replace Stewart.

bcelaya said...

I have fond memories of Lee Baby Sims working here in San Antonio during my teen years. Wacky, out-of-the-box, highly entertaining. Helped me develop a taste for the absurdest point of view. Wish he was still around to replace Jon Stewart

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

Long since stopped watching the networks for news. 100% online versions of Google News, Wash Post, NYT, The Onion, etc.

Adore Jon Stewart. Replacement?

How about Rachel Maddow? She's quick, way bright and personable.

Brian Williams is done.

SharoneRosen said...

Rachel Maddow would be brilliant on the Daily Show, but she'd have to turn in her serious news card to do it…and her show is already brilliant.

This is a bit out there, but I think I'd like to see Keith Olbermann take the Daily Show… smart, well informed, funny, snarky, already blew up his "real news" credibility, so why not?

I like Lester Holt

Chris said...

Friday question: does James Burrows get the same amount of royalties from Cheers, or is his share smaller since he was a non writing creator?

Anonymous said...

Sad , they will be missed. Stewart and Williams are very entertaining. But I am not DONE watching the old shows and YouTube clips of them. Yup, I am not DONE with them. Still hoping my writing DEALS well and I become more famous that those bearded DONE guys.

blinky said...

Maybe we can finally get Craig Kilborn back for more celebrity focused fashion jokes.

bill said...

"And a recent article claims that Los Angeles now has better pastrami than New York. "

Two Words: the first word is Bull, the second word isn't.

Mister Charlie said...

I'm 62 and adore Stewart, BUT if they were really smart, they would get someone from the milennial generation, not all the old fart names being tossed about.

Perhaps an unknown (to us, maybe a youtuber or a blogger known to younger folks), but someone who can carry the mantle of truth and satire for anther few decades, and someone who can bring the younger viewers in so they can learn to care about politics and news again.

Diane D. said...

Yes, Keith Olberman! He's a wild man. Maybe too wild, but very smart, and that's absolutely necessary to follow Jon Stewart. He's too overbearing though, that won't work with top notch guests. Never mind; there isn't any one.

Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart is retiring?

Oh, my god. Where are we going to find another opinionated left-wing Jew?

We must begin the search from Texas, and work up and out amongst the 50 states.

Some day, some way, somehow, we will find one. It won't be easy. Some will want to give up, and go with a neurotic, wacky Catholic, but we will stay the course, and we will find one.

Alan C said...

Second what RockGolf said about Rick Mercer. I live in Seattle and get the CBC station in Vancouver. The Rick Mercer Report is very good--basically a Canadian Daily Show, except it's on weekly. (It is a smaller nation.)

That being said, I would like to see someone other than a white male. Maybe Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, or Aisha Tyler. Please not Chelsea Handler or Amy Schumer.

vicernie said...

the cbc had an interesting take on the Brian Williams story this morning. they discussed how "malleable" memories can be and how they can change over time leading to a false memory syndrome. one explanation why he would repeat a story so different from what was taped twelve years ago and would be so easy to fact check. http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2015/02/11/false-memory/

Mike Schryver said...

Craig Ferguson, absolutely, if he's interested.

VincentS said...

Sorry to hear about Tom Gage. Love your Ann Curry idea. But as a veteran Hollywood insider you should know better than to say bad ideas too loud. I'll bet you Kanye West WILL sit in the first row at the Oscars and I just can't see Neil Patrick Harris body blocking him.

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Mike Schryver said...

"Craig Ferguson, absolutely, if he's interested."

Intellectually, hosting the Daily Show, as well as most talk shows, is the high-paying equivalent of working in a flophouse, slopping porridge to the homeless. Why do you think most talkshow hosts turn bitter and weird?

Parr? Bitter and weird. Cavett? Bitter and weird. Same with Carson, Steve Allen, Letterman... Cripes, you name 'em, and most wind up perverse shadows of what they were.

It's a horrible job that makes a lot of money for the evil shit-shoveller. Making pacts with Satan carries a deep emotional cost. Any good men will be end broken men.

Celebrity driven "news" shows are for people who don't like books much, or have no time for them, but don't want to be left out of political conversations. There will always be about 2.5 million people who fit that profile, and the Daily Show, Rachel Maddow, Bill O'Reilly, Hannity... those shows is for them.

Dark sooth-sayers reading off their tablets to the teeming morons from Mount Fucktard.

Richard Rothrock said...

Dick Cavett is still a very funny guy. I got to interview him last year. But mention his name to anyone under 40 and they have no idea who you are talking about.

Heck, very few under 30 know who Bob Hope was.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, the first thing I thought about Uma was that she did not wear mascara. I do love the hypocrisy and brouhaha when a woman is thought to have plastic surgery on her face as opposed to the giant breasts they suddenly start sporting.
Janice B.

Cap'n Bob said...

Since I don't watch it, I don't care who replaces Stewart or even if the show is continued. Ditto Brian Williams. But I would watch if Ken Levine hosted the Daily Show.

Anonymous said...

Where will millenials get their news?

From the main networks, as usual.

Twice as many people age 18-29 watch the broadcast news shows than Jon Stewart, which has a median age of 41.

solarity said...

Absolutely no chance that, 6 months from now, NBC gives Lester Holt a nice little tap on the head and says it's time to go so the lying white guy can come back. Maybe if Lester's ratings absolutely nosedive which is not going to happen because he's actually pretty damn good. Brian is gone from the news biz because thats what you get when you try too hard to be "The Most Interesting Man in the World."

Wendy M. Grossman said...

Hamid: on a recent episode of MOM a completely unrecognizable actress turned up (in the role of Christy's dad's wife). It turned out to be Beverly D'Angelo. I would never have guessed. so sad.

wg

Les said...

In defense of women: Hollywood treats women horribly. Society treats women horribly. Women are judged by looks from too early of an age when they are young until too young of an age when they are old. When you go to sports sites like ESPN.com or SI.com it is all about sports, and the women who play sports are essentially expected to pose in bikinis or body paint to get a name mention. They don't make the male athletes do this to get our attention.

So Renee Z and Uma T and Beverly D make these drastic changes to simply try to keep up with our unfair and unrealistic demands.

Men not named Mickey Rourke do not have to do such drastic things. In fact, last night I saw the Mindy Show and saw the name Fred Grandy in it (Gopher from the Love Boat). I had to Google who he was on the show because not in a million years would I have thought this old man was our Gopher. But there he was, and yet no one will blog about how awful he looks.

Another fact is there are no roles in Hollywood for aging actresses. It seems people counter that statement with "Oh, but what about Meryl Streep?" Yes, she is one very lucky and talented actress. But 1 out of 1000's is not a rebuttal. It proves the point. Perhaps if Hollywood would allow actresses to age before our eyes rather than disown them once they hit 42 until they hit 60 when they can play the next young actress' mother or grandma, the actresses would not feel the pressure to alter their looks so much and could age gracefully.

Mike said...

These actresses that are complaining, were they complaining when they were taking oles away from older actresses?

MikeN said...

Choice of targets says a lot about a satirist.

https://twitter.com/rjrusak/status/565618720329179136/photo/1

And Jon Stewart chose to go after people critiquing the government than those who were in power.

Anonymous said...

Mike said...
These actresses that are complaining, were they complaining when they were taking oles away from older actresses?

Mike, I think you are missing the point -- there are no roles for older actresses so the young woman is not taking away the role from the older woman. The role calls for a young woman and the young woman is filling that role. This is not a zero-sum gain.

They could write in characters who are not 24 dating a 40 year old man. They could write in characters who are 44 year old woman who has something to so.

Cory said...

I'm pulling for Yakof Smirnoff to replace Jon Stewart...

D. McEwan said...

"Jim Drake said...
2 words: Dick Cavett"


Oh yes. Great idea. That'll really bring in in the college-age viewers: a 78 year old man they've never heard of. Wasn't Larry King available?

"Anonymous said...
Jon Stewart is retiring?

Oh, my god. Where are we going to find another opinionated left-wing Jew?"


Well, I can see why you chose to be Anonymous. You're willing to be a bit anti-Semitic on a Jewish (And left-wing) man's blog, but only anonymously. Nice balls, Coward.

"Anonymous said...
Dark sooth-sayers reading off their tablets to the teeming morons from Mount Fucktard."


Are you a new coward or just a second vile comment from the same gutless wonder?

Well I say, Let Jon Stewart and John Oliver finish out their respective seasons and then give the job to Oliver, who has already shown he can host the show with no drop in quality. He'd have to trade being able to say "Fuck" on the air for being on the air 4 nights a week instead of merely one.

It used to be that actresses awaited their reviews on a new play or movie. Now they await the reviews for their new faces. The thing is, if it is OBVIOUS that it's a new face, then it's a fail.

I remember when I was in college, one September, Carol Burnett came out to host her show's season debut, and she had this entirely different face that looked nothing like how she'd looked the years before. At the time, "Face Lift" didn't enter my mind. I was young. I was just freaked out by the weird way her face had radically altered during the four short months of summer hiatus. Nobody discussed it back then.

Who are we kidding? Brian Williams will never be back on NBC. His credibility is shot and his ego is exposed.

With a brand-new show, I don't think we need fear that Larry Wilmore will replace Jon Stewart, though if Wilmore's show goes on for long without some major tweaks, we may soon be asking who will replace Larry Wilmore. He's coming off as a more likable guy than he was on The Daily Show, but the restrictive format is killing the show. The single-topic format gives me the option of turning it off in the first five minutes, and I'm already utterly bored with "Keeping It 100." I started out willing to give him time to develop, but after two and a half weeks, I'm already looking at watching the show as a chore rather than a treat, and have skipped episodes. In 17 years, I never skipped even a single episode of Jon Stewart, whereas I think I suffered through Craig Kilbourne hosting it maybe three times.

BTW, i was in the studio audience last week for Sean Hayes's debut guest-hosting The Late, Late Show. (Dame Edna was on, which is why I was there) Do not choose Sean Hayes to replace Stewart. He will not be having a long career as a talk show host. He was terrible.

On the other hand, replace Stewart with Dame Edna, and then-a you got something. (Admittedly, Dame Edna is three years older than Dick Cavett, but he/she's still part of the culture, and still God Damn funny. and it's a gig where Barry Humphries would not have to tour.)

Johnny Walker said...

Not sure how Jon Oliver's HBO show is doing, but if it's slowed down, then he would be the obvious choice to replace Stewart. I wonder if he'd consider it.

Johnny Walker said...

MikeN: The Daily Show often took other news media to task, which is a worthy target (see The Day Today, BrassEye). They didn't just aim for those going after the government.

VP81955 said...

In Beverly D'Angelo's defense, she's now 60. I was at a filming of a "Mom" episode where she guested, and while she certainly isn't the Bev of a quarter-century ago, she's hardly hideous; maybe she hasn't aged thst well, but it varies for all of us. In December, I attended a "Hot In Cleveland" filming, when Wendie Malick was celebrating her 64th birthday; she's aged extremely well.

DrBOP said...

Lester "Hottie" Holt is 'da man.....he will last.

Buttermilk Sky said...

The sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey" will be called "The Story of O My God This Is Boring" and "The 120 Days of So Dumb."

I vote for Joel McHale to succeed Stewart. He looks like he'll go postal if he has to present one more Kardashian clip.

Bert said...

A name I haven't heard anyone else mention for Daily Show: Aasif Mandvi. He's been a long-time correspondent and seems to have energy that could take the show in new directions while paying tribute to its past.

17db87ec-8cdb-11e3-9c7e-000bcdcb2996 said...

I hear Jian Ghomeshi has some free time. Not sure if he could get a visa to fly to the states though to tape the daily show.

Mike Barer said...

With the passing of Bob Simon, it's been quite a week for news figures.

Wendy M. Grossman said...

VP81955: I didn't say she was hideous, I said she was unrecognizable to me as Beverly D'Angelo. I am 61, so I have *some* sense of how faces age naturally.

As for the person who asked about young actresses: I recommend you (and everyone else) look out the excellent documentary on women and Hollywood directed by Rosanna Arquette, SEARCHING FOR DEBRA WINGER. She interviews a legion of actresses of all ages about Hollywood, women, and aging, from Diane Lane, who describes 40 as an oncoming train, to Holly Hunter longing to use the richer acting chops she now has, to a well-chosen group around a conference table laughing over their shared memories of going out of meetings with Hollywood execs knowing the first thing someone will say after they leave is "Is she fuckable?" All fueled by Arquette's desire to answer the question, "Why did *Debra Winger* leave this business?"

wg

Anonymous said...

D. McKuen Said:

"On the other hand, replace Stewart with Dame Edna, and then-a you got something."

You are one delusional queen, but I would like to see that too. Any bizarre choice would make me happy. I'd like to see that show power-dive, trailing a wake of flame in a farmer's field.
Dame Edna could make that happen. I wouldn't mind seeing "Bobby" from the Brady Bunch. Or Yakov Smirnoff. He could do it too. How 'bout Mindy Kaling?
Let's trash the place!

Anonymous said...

Lorna Doone said:

Maybe Brian Williams can have his face done and, thereafter unrecognizable, replace Jon Stewart.

Or he can replace Bruce Jenner on The Beverly Kardashians.

D. McEwan said...

"Anonymous said...
D. McKuen Said:
'On the other hand, replace Stewart with Dame Edna, and then-a you got something.'

You are one delusional queen, but I would like to see that too. Any bizarre choice would make me happy. I'd like to see that show power-dive, trailing a wake of flame in a farmer's field."


And you are one flaming bigot, devoid of balls, hiding behind anonymity. "Cluck, cluck, cluck," says the chicken.

Sadly for you and your fellow right-wing, homophobic bigots, Anonymous Coward, The Daily Show ain't going away any time soon. Stew in your hatred, while REAL men, i.e., men with the guts to sign their insults, improve the world from the quagmire hate-ridden bigots like you have made of it.

You're a sad pathetic wretch, hiding in your Mom's basement. Yes, I'm gay, and that's a whole lot better than being a cowardly little virgin like you.

On more civilized topics: maybe it is time (or past time) for a woman to host The Daily Show. Any chance they could lure back Beth Littleford?

D. McEwan said...

Oh, and one more point, Anonymous Coward, I am amazed that you can misspell my name when all you had to do was batch-copy it to get it right. No wonder you post anonymously; if you can't spell a name that is right in front of you, how can one expect you to know how to spell your own name? Not that it isn't already obvious, but you are really stupid.

Jake Mabe said...

Boy, that makes me angry about Tom Gage. Had not heard.

Did Bo Shembechler come back from the dead and be named editor of the News long enough to axe Gage like his incredibly dumb decision to replace Ernie Harwell with Bob Rathbun for that one miserable summer?

Makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

D. MacUan Said:

"You're a sad pathetic wretch, hiding in your Mom's basement. Yes, I'm gay, and that's a whole lot better than being a cowardly little virgin like you."

You say "yes, I'm gay," as if you MIGHT not be?
Like... some people might be undecided about you?
I think YOU should host the Daily Show, and I am not being sarcastic. You are a funny guy.

Anonymous said...

Lorna Doone said:

"Maybe Brian Williams can have his face done and, thereafter unrecognizable, replace Jon Stewart."

I understand his daughter does faces professionally.

D. McEwan said...

"Anonymous said...
You say 'yes, I'm gay,' as if you MIGHT not be?
Like... some people might be undecided about you?
I think YOU should host the Daily Show, and I am not being sarcastic. You are a funny guy."


How bizarre to find myself agreeing on one point with a pathetic, cowardly, right-wing, homophobic bigot, who manages to type while his head is lodged deeply up his ass, albeit still unable to spell my or his/her own name, but yes, I'd like to see me host The Daily Show also. We'd certainly continue to turn out a show you'd hate, and that's reward enough for anyone.

You have failed to grasp that you can't insult me by pointing out I'm gay. It's not an insult, just a mere fact. I'm still five times the man you aren't, since I have the guts to sign my posts while you remain a quivering, cowardly sissy. There's nothing wrong with being gay. It's not an insult. An insult would be calling me a Republican.

Now go take your meds. They're clearly wearing off.

Anonymous said...

D. MacCuean said...

"How bizarre to find myself agreeing on one point with a pathetic, cowardly, right-wing, homophobic bigot, who manages to type while his head is lodged deeply up his ass, albeit still unable to spell my or his/her own name, but yes, I'd like to see me host The Daily Show also. We'd certainly continue to turn out a show you'd hate, and that's reward enough for anyone.

You have failed to grasp that you can't insult me by pointing out I'm gay. It's not an insult, just a mere fact. I'm still five times the man you aren't, since I have the guts to sign my posts while you remain a quivering, cowardly sissy. There's nothing wrong with being gay. It's not an insult. An insult would be calling me a Republican.

Now go take your meds. They're clearly wearing off."

MacCuen, did you kiss your sainted mom with that mouth? I've had about enough of your alley sass. I never said a negative word about gay folks in general.
The fact is, we need gays in our society to tell us what to do next. If not for gay people, most of us would never leave the house. Would you leave the house wearing a mullet and orange polyester pants? Us neither.
But in your particular case, I only pointed out your angry queen ways. Don't mistake style for substance!
Now why can't you be nice from now on, instead of constantly playing the role of Taylor Negron's mean, distemperate step-sister?
No matter what you decide, I am still your reluctant fan.

D. McEwan said...

"Anonymous said...
MacCuen, did you kiss your sainted mom with that mouth? I've had about enough of your alley sass."


Whadda ya gonna do about it, Coward? I had enough of your raving homophobic bigotry several comments back, and you STILL haven't grown the balls to sign your name to your insults, so you are still a quivering little scardy-pants. Do you piss your pants in fear often, or merely daily? Real men sign their comments, so you are just not a Man at all, just a frightened little girl-at-heart.

And yes, I kissed my not-at-all sainted mother with this mouth. But then, she wasn't the raving foul 'fraidy-cunt you are.

"Now why can't you be nice from now on, instead of constantly playing the role of Taylor Negron's mean, distemperate step-sister?"

Oh, I wish I could turn Taylor loose on you. I knew Taylor fairly well for over 36 years, and he'd have verbally sliced you into tiny bits. When he chose to be, Taylor could be far meaner than I, especially when dispatching bigots.

Do let me know if you get cancer. I'll have a party.

Ken Levine said...

Enough boys. Thank you.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Having interviewed his head writer last year I'd say the success of the Daily Show has as much to do with his team as with him. So the question is: does Comedy Central want the same show? If they do, they will have to work with the team to find someone who can manage the same amount of comedic anger that fuels this show (where they spend most of the day debating the issues to find something to say rather than just any joke). If they think it is time for something new, they will have to start again, just like Stewart did.