Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I doubt Jon Stewart's losing any sleep over this.

Via Think Progress, we learn that Fox News wants to get into the field of political comedy:

Comedy Central has made a good living out of skewering the political right.

Now Fox News Channel, a primary source of material for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, is teaming with the exec producer of "24" to try its hand at a news satire show for conservatives to love.

Joel Surnow, co-creator of "24," is shooting two half-hour pilots of a skein he described as " 'The Daily Show' for conservatives," due to air in primetime on Saturdays in January.

If successful, the show could take its place on the regular schedule, adding satire to FNC's formula of news and opinion.

Yes, I can see it now:

"Good evening, and welcome to 'Liberals Suck.' Tonight, our special investigative I-Team looks into why Democrats are ugly. (Laughter.) And they're stupid, too. (Laughter.) And Michael Moore is fat. (Applause, laughter.) And our special investigative correspondent Brit Hume asks the burning question -- George W. Bush: Is he the sexiest man alive? (Overwhelming, extended applause.)"

"But first, these headlines -- Poor people: Are they totally annoying or what? We'll get to that after our first commercial break. (Ongoing applause and ... fade to black.)"

I can't wait, especially for the Michael Moore fat jokes. Those just never get old, do they?


Anonymous said...

Yeah, it takes brains to be funny.

I'm losing sleep just thinking about all the cringes that are in store for us all.

M@ said...

Wait -- you mean Fox News wasn't a grand satire?!


Miss Cellania said...

I occasinally run across a right-wing attempt at humor in the Blogosphere. If what I see is at all representative, then it will never fly on TV. That fact is, politics is full of irony, and you have to discern that to see the funny. What's funny about Fox News is that they take themselves seriously.

Anonymous said...

Conservatism is all about taking oneself too seriously. That and most types of humour are mutually exclusive. How many times does this have to be said?

The best we'll get is...*gag*...Dennis Miller.