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(Deadline)   So just how bad did Joel McHale bomb as MC of the White House Correspondents Dinner? He's being referred to now as "the other comic" in light of how well Obama killed the room. Ouch   (deadline.com) divider line 216
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2014-05-05 11:36:36 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Rapmaster2000: Jews at Google?

Or as they're better known: Jewgles.


Outstanding.  Probably from Jew York, or Jew Mexico, or Jewfoundland.
 
2014-05-05 11:36:53 AM

mrshowrules: ffs...I just...nevermind


don't try to decipher the stupid.  your brain will hurt.
 
2014-05-05 11:37:05 AM

Rapmaster2000: It's just mind-blowing. Viking Sioux? Jews at Google? It's just mind-boggling.


Isn't there speculation that the Vikings may have made it to America? And while I'm sure there are Jews at Google (isn't Sergey Brin Jewish by birth?), OP did specify Google Plus.

// it's easy to conduct the conspiracy on G+ - no one else is around to notice
// "Viking Sioux" sounds like a pretty good Norse punk band
 
2014-05-05 11:37:44 AM

Lee451: FlashHarry: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Like when Colbert hosted, McHale seemed to be playing to the folks outside the room.

colbert's was one of the funniest, most barbed correspondents dinner gigs ever delivered. and the wingnuts thought he "bombed" because nobody was laughing in the room. colbert was smart enough to realize that his audience was the internet, not the stuffed-suit hypocrites in front of him.

Are you serious? So any live comedian who is not funny is "playing to the internet"? I guess your theory goes to comedy clubs as well.

/No such thing as a unfunny comedian. They are "playing to the internet".


Guess who didn't get any of Colbert's jokes...
 
2014-05-05 11:39:08 AM
Youtube makes Fark look like an elegant dinner party.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-05 11:42:17 AM
"Killer Twerk" is the name of my Miley Cyrus cover band.
 
2014-05-05 11:43:10 AM

Mad Morf: Maxwell Smart
The end is coming for the assbleacher, just like Tricky Dicky. Deny, deny, deny ... until the American public cannot take any more of the shocking lies.


*goes to add Assbleacher to the Big Spiffy List*
 
2014-05-05 11:44:19 AM
So you're saying he Britta'd the gig?
 
2014-05-05 11:44:52 AM

Rapmaster2000: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Rapmaster2000: Jews at Google?

Or as they're better known: Jewgles.

Outstanding.  Probably from Jew York, or Jew Mexico, or Jewfoundland.


They better watch out for Black Hitler, i.e. "Blitler".

cdn2.crushable.com
 
2014-05-05 11:45:03 AM

RoxtarRyan: Youtube makes Fark look like an elegant dinner party.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 666x375]


Look at RoxtarRyan! He thinks he's people!
 
2014-05-05 11:45:40 AM

Rapmaster2000: It's just mind-blowing.  Viking Sioux?  Jews at Google?  It's just mind-boggling.


I'm picturing Viking Sioux on the next season of Vikings.  And having fun with that.

BMulligan: "The Jews at Google+ kicked me off" will henceforth be my go-to, all-purpose excuse.


It's beautiful.  I should put it in powerpoint presentations I come up with late.
 
2014-05-05 11:46:54 AM
I don't remember if it was during Obama or McHale's speech but, Wolf Blitzer did not look impressed when CNN was being roasted.
 
2014-05-05 11:48:03 AM

mrshowrules: Are there significant numbers of Conservatives that think Bush did a good job?


Beyond the lunatic fringe? I doubt it. But there's a difference between knowing he sucked at being President and screwed up this country and admitting that you know he sucked at being President and screwed up this country.
 
2014-05-05 11:48:30 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Mad Morf: Maxwell Smart
The end is coming for the assbleacher, just like Tricky Dicky. Deny, deny, deny ... until the American public cannot take any more of the shocking lies.

*goes to add Assbleacher to the Big Spiffy List*


I don't even want to think of what that poster may interpret that to be.  One thing I have to give the uber derp, they have expanded the vernacular of the potato(e) legions in ways I never thought possible.

Or ever wanted to see.
 
2014-05-05 11:49:11 AM

GonzoNihilist: I don't remember if it was during Obama or McHale's speech but, Wolf Blitzer did not look impressed when CNN was being roasted.


Blitzer is a talentless buffoon.
 
2014-05-05 11:50:55 AM

Nemo's Brother: GonzoNihilist: I don't remember if it was during Obama or McHale's speech but, Wolf Blitzer did not look impressed when CNN was being roasted.

Blitzer is a talentless buffoon.


And dumber than Andy Richter.
 
2014-05-05 11:52:03 AM

BMulligan: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Mad Morf:


Lisa F.
The VIKING SIOUX has taken over this phone,jews at google plus kicked me off so did PRESIDENT COMANDER IN CHIEF MR.OBAMA leave nutanyohoo bb benjamins out of the jokes I mut have missed somthing.But I am ready as there are so many people waking up to the scum of the earth you know who you are.

What the ever lovin hell?

"The Jews at Google+ kicked me off" will henceforth be my go-to, all-purpose excuse.



"I didn't mean to fart on that elevator, but the Jews at Google +..."

"I know I said, 'Just the tip,' but the Jews at Google+..."

"I'm sorry I'm late for work, but the Jews at Google+..."

 It's....beautiful!
 
2014-05-05 11:52:29 AM

Nemo's Brother: GonzoNihilist: I don't remember if it was during Obama or McHale's speech but, Wolf Blitzer did not look impressed when CNN was being roasted.

Blitzer is a talentless buffoon.


Wolf Blitzer has the knowledge of 10 men.   unfortunately, all of those men are retarded.
 
2014-05-05 11:52:43 AM

Crewmannumber6: Look at RoxtarRyan! He thinks he's people!


My dog has been lighting up the room all morning. No more bacon for him before noon.
 
2014-05-05 11:53:33 AM

GonzoNihilist: I don't remember if it was during Obama or McHale's speech but, Wolf Blitzer did not look impressed when CNN was being roasted.


He was getting anxious because that dinner and show was the longest he's gone without talking about Malaysia Airlines.
 
2014-05-05 11:54:55 AM

Mugato: How'd they come up with him? Craig Kilbourne wasn't answering his phone?


Well he started the routine by thanking Jimmy Fallon for being unavailable that night, and I think there may be a ring of truth to that.  I heard part of the vent live as I was driving and C-SPAN radio was carrying it, and I have to say the difference between the prez and McHale was night and day.  Granted I like Obama, bu the prez KILLED, especially the "orange is the new Black" Boehner joke.

McHale, on the other hand, seemed lame, uncomfortable, and frankly MEAN.   Around about the 5 or 6th Chris Christie joke I was grimacing not laughing, especially because they were mostly variations on "gee look how fat Christie is" which is bad enough but over the line when he is actually in the same room.  IT wasn't political humor it was schoolyard bullying
 
2014-05-05 11:55:43 AM

GonzoNihilist: I don't remember if it was during Obama or McHale's speech but, Wolf Blitzer did not look impressed when CNN was being roasted.


Wolf was probably trying to remember where he put his car keys.
 
2014-05-05 12:01:18 PM
Barry's got some decent comedic chops. Pretty dang funny. Whoever wrote that "orange is the new black" joke is a freaking genius.
 
2014-05-05 12:07:20 PM
He had some really good jokes, but his delivery sucked. The way he kept on apologizing was not endearing, it was frustrating and annoying. And the Christie lines were not that funny - fat jokes rarely are.

Colbert succeeded because he directly took on a terrible administration and press. McHale didn't take on anyone, he just told jokes, And of the jokes only a small number were actually funny.
 
2014-05-05 12:08:30 PM

Magorn: I have to say the difference between the prez and McHale was night and day.


Phrasing!
 
2014-05-05 12:09:37 PM

Triple Oak: Quite frustrating in this day and age to have a Congress that does very little and is not punished for it. Part of that is a voter issue, but that's another story. Joke about that one racist, or Trump's hair, or how orange Boehner is... those are acceptable subjects. I'm not necessarily in the same boat as you with the ACA rollout opinion but I get where you're going.


The whole point of this event is for everyone to poke fun at everyone, including themselves.  This is where Bush's famous searching for WMD's came from, and I think this is also where the "I see my base" came from also.  I don't see anything from this event showing up in a M. Moore documentary for some reason, however.

McHale reminds me of Tosh in that he is an equal opportunist.  He will go after every and anything, which I kind of respect.
 
2014-05-05 12:12:12 PM

saintstryfe: He had some really good jokes, but his delivery sucked. The way he kept on apologizing was not endearing, it was frustrating and annoying. And the Christie lines were not that funny - fat jokes rarely are.

Colbert succeeded because he directly took on a terrible administration and press. McHale didn't take on anyone, he just told jokes, And of the jokes only a small number were actually funny.


Well, the work McHale and Colbert do on E! and Comedy Central are night and day.  If you've heard McHale on that E! (he's not bad, but not great), this was all to be expected.

If he had made Kardashian fat butt jokes, he would have slayed. Your wheelhouse brah, stay in it.
 
2014-05-05 12:13:45 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: xanadian: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat:  Like when Colbert hosted, McHale seemed to be playing to the folks outside the room. The WHPC crowd seems pretty thin skinned... with the exception of Chris Christie, of course.

I'm waiting for Kanye to twat something about the Kardashian slam.

The "Kardashian slam" was what got them famous in the first place.

Is that a wrestling move in where Kim whacks you down with her hiney?  Kind of like a killer twerk?


What the heck is that? It made me cry from laughter...

/at Panda Express
//they all look at me weird now
 
2014-05-05 12:14:23 PM

FinFangFark: Well, the work McHale and Colbert do on E! and Comedy Central are night and day. If you've heard McHale on that E! (he's not bad, but not great), this was all to be expected.


This is why I'm not sure Colbert will work on Late Night.  I don't think the producers will let him have the kind of show he has at CC, and the CBS late night audience may not warm to him.

Keith Dudemeister: Barry's got some decent comedic chops. Pretty dang funny. Whoever wrote that "orange is the new black" joke is a freaking genius.


It was funnier when it was originally told half a decade ago.
 
2014-05-05 12:19:34 PM

mjbok: FinFangFark: Well, the work McHale and Colbert do on E! and Comedy Central are night and day. If you've heard McHale on that E! (he's not bad, but not great), this was all to be expected.

This is why I'm not sure Colbert will work on Late Night.  I don't think the producers will let him have the kind of show he has at CC, and the CBS late night audience may not warm to him.

Keith Dudemeister: Barry's got some decent comedic chops. Pretty dang funny. Whoever wrote that "orange is the new black" joke is a freaking genius.

It was funnier when it was originally told half a decade ago.


Yeah, when the whole #cancelcolbert thing came down last month, the general viewing audience was probably on the side of "never seen the show, so how dare he!".  I also think it won't work on Late Night.  Let's see how he handles a prima donna like Billy Bob Thornton coming on to pitch his new crappy album from his stupid band, and appear to be interested.
 
2014-05-05 12:20:02 PM

mjbok: FinFangFark: Well, the work McHale and Colbert do on E! and Comedy Central are night and day. If you've heard McHale on that E! (he's not bad, but not great), this was all to be expected.

This is why I'm not sure Colbert will work on Late Night.  I don't think the producers will let him have the kind of show he has at CC, and the CBS late night audience may not warm to him.

Keith Dudemeister: Barry's got some decent comedic chops. Pretty dang funny. Whoever wrote that "orange is the new black" joke is a freaking genius.

It was funnier when it was originally told half a decade ago.


Why would that have been funny 5 years ago? The show started in 2013. The book wasn't popular enough to be a  mainstream joke, was it?
 
2014-05-05 12:20:29 PM
bdub77:
Seriously though, Steven Colbert should forever be remembered for that speech. It was the modern day equivalent of Dan Rather confronting Nixon.

Or Martin Luther nailing it right on the church's door and saying, "Come at me, bro"
 
2014-05-05 12:25:15 PM
I thought Obama's "orange is the new black" joke was great.
 
2014-05-05 12:27:01 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Pappas: I found myself laughing at a lot more of Joel's bit than the crowd did, which I think might have been what he was going for.

              [media.hotair.com image 250x206]


THAT image needs to be the new Fark Spot for "Shakes Tiny Fist"... We could even 'Shop the fist smaller.
 
2014-05-05 12:27:55 PM

Triple Oak: Cletus C.: When McHale started out by saying Obama's best joke was the one about closing Gitmo you know the shiat was gonna fly. Obama's joke about Boehner wasn't as original or funny as McHale's.

"Joe Biden is elbow deep in jalapeño poppers and talking to a construction cone he thinks is John Boehner."

Okay, two questions: has the conservatroll Cletus gone into permanent hibernation (which would be perfectly fine, because I can tell you'd have some good conversation here without trying to poke and prod people), and are you watching streams on Twitch with the same username? Because the Cletus that is acting like a normal human in these threads is a welcome sight, another person that can just have conversation and debate without trying to droll to the lowest common denominator.


The answer to both your questions is, "you do realize that was nothing but a trolly comment, don't you?" Irony tag explodes and all that.
 
2014-05-05 12:28:38 PM

Rapmaster2000: Mad Morf:

So many great ones.  I think this is my favorite:

Lisa F.
The VIKING SIOUX has taken over this phone,jews at google plus kicked me off so did PRESIDENT COMANDER IN CHIEF MR.OBAMA leave nutanyohoo bb benjamins out of the jokes I mut have missed somthing.But I am ready as there are so many people waking up to the scum of the earth you know who you are.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 450x860]


"Louis Armstrong", that's some funny shiat right there!
 
2014-05-05 12:29:22 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: bdub77: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: GoodyearPimp: It seemed like they were written for the canned The Soup audience.

I wonder what the overlap on The Soup, Community, and CSpan viewers is. Probably just me and my wife.

Does this occur during a long S&M session?

Shut up Leonard! I know about your prescription socks.


Ppptttthhhhhbbbbbbbttttt
 
2014-05-05 12:30:38 PM

Headso: Mikey1969: God, I farking HATE when people link to Deadline... I could stare at this indefinitely, it's not like the video has ever actually loaded, just that pretty spinning color wheel assuring me that ti will be up any moment now...

[img.fark.net image 586x504]

you guys got racist browsers mine actually wraps the word night to a new line.


I didn't even notice "Big Nig" before, I was too entranced by the spinning pinwheel, I guess.
 
2014-05-05 12:32:57 PM
Jay Leno bombed a lot worse than this. Comics get really nervous about performing the WHCD. It's a crowd unlike any other, and doing stand-up is difficul enough.

The true hilarity would come later when pundits, who would hate him for curing cancer, weighed in.
 
2014-05-05 12:37:03 PM
I saw some people complaining about the jokes from McHale and another Emcee (not Obama) regarding Lindsey Graham.  Give me a break.  The next person who doesn't know which team Graham plays for will be the first.  If the SCLM doesn't want to hear jokes about Little Miss Lindsey's attempts to butch up for the Republican base, they can plug their ears.
 
2014-05-05 12:38:18 PM

someonelse: Why would that have been funny 5 years ago? The show started in 2013. The book wasn't popular enough to be a mainstream joke, was it?


It was a best seller and the '<blank> is the new black' is far from a new phrase.  Was just pointing out it wasn't original (though it was funny).  Does this mean that Obama is a hack comic who steals jokes?  Someone tell Joe Rogan.
 
2014-05-05 12:38:38 PM

The Lone Gunman: Comics get really nervous about performing the WHCD. It's a crowd unlike any other, and doing stand-up is difficul enough.


Normally, they don't have their material gone through with a fine-toothed comb to ensure words like "laid" aren't in them. Lewis Black goes into detail when he was invited to perform there.

/yes, they invited a comic who is known to slam politicians while screaming "FARK, SHIAT, ASS" got invited to perform there.
 
2014-05-05 12:42:02 PM
Honestly though, I'm shocked they invited Joel McHale after his bombing of the first (and, if we're lucky only) VGX awards. He doesn't seem to be able to work under any sort of pressure from internet geeks, let alone perform in front of the POTUS.
 
2014-05-05 12:42:12 PM

StopLurkListen: Colbert's best joke was where he mocked journalists:

"Here's how it works. The president makes decisions. He's the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the Administration? You know, fiction!"


Even after Katrina, no one in the press was saying anything against Bush.  They were completely in his pocket.  It's hard to believe now, but that Colbert biatchanged things a bit.  Not by itself -- so many people were lashing against him, just not in the official channels -- but certainly no one had the stone balls to stand up to him at that point.  It was amazing.  Things quickly crumbled after that.
 
2014-05-05 12:47:23 PM

ManateeGag: mrshowrules: ffs...I just...nevermind

don't try to decipher the stupid.  your brain will hurt.


AH! I tried parsing, the top of my skull made a popping sound!
 
2014-05-05 12:56:54 PM

mjbok: The whole point of this event is for everyone to poke fun at everyone, including themselves. This is where Bush's famous searching for WMD's came from, and I think this is also where the "I see my base" came from also. I don't see anything from this event showing up in a M. Moore documentary for some reason, however.


"I call you my base" was from a different event, and the searching for WMDs joke was so tasteless it make international news.  Hope that helps.
 
2014-05-05 12:58:05 PM

GonzoNihilist: I don't remember if it was during Obama or McHale's speech but, Wolf Blitzer did not look impressed when CNN was being roasted.


images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2014-05-05 12:58:31 PM
I haven't seen McHale but I expect humorless coonts in the press corps and their guests would laugh at Obama (or any president) doing jokes in Greek
 
kth
2014-05-05 01:05:45 PM

Mikey1969: Headso: Mikey1969: God, I farking HATE when people link to Deadline... I could stare at this indefinitely, it's not like the video has ever actually loaded, just that pretty spinning color wheel assuring me that ti will be up any moment now...

[img.fark.net image 586x504]

you guys got racist browsers mine actually wraps the word night to a new line.

I didn't even notice "Big Nig" before, I was too entranced by the spinning pinwheel, I guess.


A timeline on my the wedding planing website where I was doing my organizing cut off "order custom cocktail napkins" at an unfortunate place. I still have the screenshot somewhere.
 
2014-05-05 01:06:03 PM
I have to say, there were some good jokes, but, overall between the jokes and the fact that he was staring down at the note cards 90% of the time isn't going to move him up the chain to get the Late Late show slot at CBS.
 
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