Is it just me, or has The Daily Show
suddenly got more, uh, surreal? E.g. the other night's "America's Top TV Expert" with Harold Bloom (onscreen) pontificating about the Iliad
, and Stephen J. Hawkings (o.s.) vocoding "Bloom you are an expert at sucking." Have they added one weirdo to their writing staff? (Contrary to this MacLean's article
whining about how it's not as funny as it was, I guess, when it was only bashing Republicans.)
there's a new head writer
I wish I could come to Jesus with you on The Daily Show, Alex, but I think most of what Weinman said in the article was dead on the money, honey.
Ben Karlin was a great head writer, but it had obviously gotten stale. None of the correspondents they have there now have owned their characters with the possible exception of John Oliver, who's great. Mandvi (sp) is good too, but he's only part time.
Rob Riggle, D. Bak, Jason Jones all try, but where is Sam Bee?
Time was the Daily show made me laugh because it was unpredictable. Now half the time when I see the real news story, I can guess the Daily Show take. I totally pegged them for using Obamanation. I knew they were going to go there.
Pound for pound, Colbert is the more daring show now. I still love my Daily Show, but it's a mature, handsome, encouragement of equals love. Not the why don't these people here leave so we can fuck right now love...
And for the record, they've always made fun of Democrats. Saying thats why people are saying the show's past its best before date is lame.
Found this a little late but I just want to say on a stack of Bibles that I don't think the show's problems have anything to do with an increasing tendency to bash Democrats. (Actually, they still aren't bashing Democrats quite as much as they were in 2002-3.)
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