Sunday, May 4, 2014

Joel McHale's Very Funny (But Very Uneven) White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech

Wow! These things are often uncomfortable. Either they're edgy and scathing, or they're safe and cringe-worthy. I don't think there has been a middle point for any I've seen. Stephen Colbert set the high-water-mark for brilliant but uncomfortable. Wanda Sykes managed to come close, but with a few more belly-laughs. And this year, Joel McHale (not known, really, for stand-up) managed a few big laughs, and was really uncomfortable at times. It was wildly uneven, and even split reactions on both sides of the aisle. I mostly loved it, but also felt for him on a few occasions where he seemed to be projecting more confidence than he probably really was feeling.  Still, all in all? Worth watching, and very funny. And again. . .uncomfortable.


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