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Old 04-04-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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Humour in the Right Wing

Have you ever seen a conservative trying to be funny?
From what I've seen it is often a sad state of affairs. The word 'lame' comes mind.

there seems to be very little grasp on humour, or satire for that matter.

This is a broad generalization, but I'm curious to see what responses people have.

Who are the funny conservative comedians?
Put aside their political ideologies and opinions for the time being,
who understands humour?

I can think of Dennis Miller...hell, maybe even Ben Stein.

Who else?
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Enough said.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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O'reilly and Beck are so funny!!!......
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:48 AM   #4
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I think comedians swing left or really libertarian most of the time (at least the decent ones). Comedians whose work is really timeless or based on social commentary seem to have to be far-removed enough from the mainstream, or the system, or whatever, so that they can mock it.

I'm sure there are plenty of comedians who could be considered "right-leaning", who work clean, and make audiences of 30-75 year old white folks chuckle at casino ballrooms.

They're not really my bag.

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O'reilly and Beck are so funny!!!......
O'Reilly's funny? Never seen it...

Beck has his moments, but most of his humor comes when he's trying to be serious, most of it comes from his paranoia ignorant side.


Dennis Miller was the first to come to mind, but his humor has actually dropped tremendously the more outspoken talking head he became. He still gets it more than most though.
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Dennis Miller was the first to come to mind, but his humor has actually dropped tremendously the more outspoken talking head he became. He still gets it more than most though.
Dennis Miller used to be funny because the uber-liberal Rick Overton was writing for him.

Now? :crickets:
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Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton can be funny, but they obviously aren't comedians.
(and they have writers)
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O'reilly and Beck are so funny!!!......
I agree 100%.

Although they're not intentionally funny, they're funny nonetheless.
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The funniest part of that was the guy in the audience laughing around the 45 seconds mark.

I would also like to emphasize that Patricia Heaton was in Everybody Loves Raymond and for that reason can not be considered funny.
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Norm Macdonald is pretty moderate/libertarian/slightly conservative, and he's hysterical.
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Norm Macdonald is pretty moderate/libertarian/slightly conservative, and he's hysterical.
I think Norm is trolling reality. 24/7.

The guy is not of this world.
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That was pretty cute.
The truth hurts.
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Norm MacDonald is still around? I haven't seen him in a long time.
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