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Conserative comedians

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, May 27, 2011.

  1. Salty

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    Interesting discussion on Stephanie Miller show today.

    Subject brought up that conservative comedians are not funny. The reason being is that conservatives can only talk down. As the "fact" that conservatives only care about tax cuts for the top 2% of Americans, telling a joke about poor people is not funny. But a poor person could tell basically the same joke about a rich person; then it would be funny.

    So here are the questions:

    Do you know of any conservative comedians

    Are they funny

    Do they only make fun of the poor, Dems, ect

    Do they talk down to the audience on their jokes:

    any other comment
     
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    Oh my, almost forgot! Also have good laughs reading conservative Doug Power's sight.

    http://dougpowers.com/
     
  4. InTheLight

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    Ahh, yeah, Dennis Miller.

    Hilarious! But sometimes bawdy and occasionally uses expletives.

    Never heard him to poor people jokes. I've never heard anyone do poor people jokes unless it was self-deprecating items about their childhood.

    Dennis Miller is very intelligent and could whip any liberal in a debate of the issues as well as any comedy competition. You decide:

    http://www.spike.com/video-clips/trod50/dennis-miller-on-nancy-pelosi

    http://vodpod.com/watch/6072114-dennis-miller-exposes-democrat-class-warfare
     
  5. JohnDeereFan

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    The only conservative comic I've ever heard make fun of Democrats is Victoria Jackson.

    Tim Hawkins and Brian Regan are both very conservative, politically, and I've never heard them put anyone down or talk down to their audience. Adam Baldwin isn't known as a comedian (although he stars on a comedy show), but is extremely funny. I've never heard him put anyone down or talk down to anyone.

    Craig T. Nelson, who was a stand up comic before being an actor, is very conservative and I don't recall any of his routines being aimed at anyone in particular.

    Jackie Mason has hosted a conservative radio show and has written blogs and editorials for BigHollywood, a convservative website. He's very funny and doesn't talk down to anyone or put anyone down.

    Larry Miller, same thing. I once laughed so hard at a Larry Miller joke that I pulled a muscle in my chest and thought I was having a heart attack. Never talks down to anyone. Some of his jokes may go over people's heads, but that's different than talking down to them.

    And probably the biggest conservative comic working today is Jeff Foxworthy. He can be very funny and I really doubt anyone would say that he makes fun of anybody other than a fictionalized group of people. He certainly never talks down to anybody.

    They've all done Clinton jokes but other than Hawkins' song, "The Government Can", I don't recall them ever doing much political.

    The ironic thing is that years ago, Stephanie Miller...and what in the world were you doing watching Stephanie Miller in the first place...but I digress. Anyway, years ago, Stephanie Miller was on a sketch comedy show, the name of which escapes me, and she played the wholesome, girl next door. She was moderately funny, but was cute as could be. Now, she's just shrewish and bitter. Not an attractive quality in a woman.

    If she doesn't like comics who put people down and talk down to their audience, then I wonder what she things of guys like Richard Belzer, Bill Maher, and Lenny Bruce.

    And, by the way, if telling jokes about poor people isn't funny, then I wonder how she explains the success of Jeff Foxworthy's "Redneck" jokes, or the popularity of the "Cletus and Brandine" characters on the Simpsons.
     
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    Drew Carey.
     
  7. Salty

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    I listen to her political call-in radio show.
    The reason is that I like to know what the other side is talking about, and try to understand where they are coming from.
     
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    I was really just joking. You don't have to explain anything to me.

    People don't understand why I listen to NPR so often, when I'm as conservative as I am.

    By the way, I'd like to add Frank Caliendo (sp?) to my list. He's very conservative (a frequent guest on Glenn Beck) and his biggest two targets are John Madden and George W. Bush.
     
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    Dennis Miller is funny. But not in a comical sense. Mostly he just makes up jokes based on his own distorted neocon view of the world. Any debate between him and a liberal would be a battle of opinion void of any real facts or substance.

    Most likely it would just be a contest to see which one could out snear the other one. :laugh:
     
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