Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"Folks, the show may be over."

I love watching comedians lose it on stage. Note, however, that it's only amusing if they're actually funny to begin with, and something (or, in this case, someone) happens to get the better of them.

The frequent crack-ups between John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, during their Daily Show-ending check-ins, wouldn't be half as entertaining if they weren't both good performers in the first place. It's the fascination of finding something outrageous enough to crack those professional facades, and then watching them recover from it. Or not.

Now that's comedy.


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