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Fox News Tries Comedy with ‘Gutfeld:’ Twitter Falls Over Laughing AT Fox for the ‘Pitiful’ Attempt
Comedy is dangerous, both for the comedian, writer, movie director and for the audience. Because no one looks more desperate and exposed than a guy who isn’t funny, and there’s nothing harder to watch than pathetic attempts made by people who believe they’re funny. Dangerous stuff.
It is the risk that makes it work when it does. Brian Williams is very funny. He is so funny that he makes us want to break our keyboards sometimes because we’re not at that level. Fox must have recognized the correlation between Brian’s dry wit on a serious news show with the show’s success. Though Williams’ wit is appreciated, we watch because it’s the best summation of the day’s news by a guy who’s seen it all. It is not a news comedy.
So FOX went to straight comedy, a “funny” news show, “Gutfeld,” and even on the first show, it failed terribly. No one should be surprised. Real humor requires someone observant, caring, well-rounded, and smart, it is an art. It isn’t shocking that Obama is extra funny and Donald Trump is extra not funny. It takes a certain personality and it takes generosity, one has to want to connect with other people. Donald Trump has no desire to connect to other people. Trump thinks it’s funny to slice people up, to hurt them.
Gutfeld seems to use the show to cut down others, similar to Trump, and they cannot even do that right. It is cringe-worthy.
The right is starting to get better at comedy and it's making lefties nervous pic.twitter.com/viTJOV0H1r
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 6, 2021
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Oh, it is funny to attack Williams by reminding people that Williams was suspended for lying about participating in a military mission. It was long ago. But they couldn’t even make that funny. Then, the stuff on CNN, that’s just sort of absurd and uncaring.
They are off to a bad start and Twitter let them know:
liberals are such a perfect, target rich comedic environment and they just… whiff. time and time again.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 6, 2021
Because they can’t get beyond a high school type joke giggle?
What in holy corn dog hell is this???
When Conservatives think they're funny
it's like watching someone pass a kidney stone
— SoberToday (@knicknamej) April 6, 2021
Wow kinda weird to see your first writing gig get criticized by EVERYONE 🙄🙄🙄 https://t.co/uipQAXKZKh
— 😈B E N😈 (@mrdrdumbass) April 6, 2021
— K (@klmichaud) April 6, 2021
This is the dumbest f’ng thing I have ever seen. https://t.co/P0HhCItMb5
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) April 6, 2021
This is why Conservatives can't comedy.
One: it's boring
Two: it's boring
Three: it's as funny as a Sexual Harassment Case at @FoxNews
Four: @greggutfeld has the grown up face and voice of #RandallWeems https://t.co/iAhdshq6J8
— Vinland_Au (@AuVinland) April 6, 2021
this is SoooooooOooOooOooo awful it’s funny https://t.co/bRizMDeHNq
— Arctic Rouge (@RixCoral) April 6, 2021
just cringed so hard I tore a muscle in my face https://t.co/ZGLgzCPjPF
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEmovienerd) April 6, 2021
This is what the retards in Kentucky watch and find funny https://t.co/RVZImr55fP
— Jizzmo (@fleshlightyear) April 6, 2021
As a leftie, I am not nervous about RW humor. They always prove to be humor-deficient in the end.
Also, we have Colbert and Stewart, who do they have? This nutjob? https://t.co/wczTWWdmZ0
— 🔮MinaSimone 🏳️🌈🔞🌹💜♑️🥓🌴🧬💋🩴🎓🎸🧋🍹 (@RealEmpathMina) April 6, 2021
Yes, it is pretty sad. Humor just doesn’t work on the right, nor with any art, once we think about it. Discuss among yourselves as to why that might be.
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