Sunday, November 19, 2006

Fox News to try satire show

Are we headed in the direction of a worldwide irony shortage? Will the US have to drill for irony in Alaska?

All signs point to yes:
Fox News Channel might air two episodes of a "Daily Show"-like program with a decidedly nonliberal bent on Saturday nights in late January, with the possibility that it could become a weekly show for the channel.

The half-hour show is executive produced by "24's" Joel Surnow and Manny Cota and creator Ned Rice, who previously wrote for "Politically Incorrect" and "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" through This Just In Prods. It would take aim at what Surnow calls "the sacred cows of the left" that don't get made as much fun of by other comedy shows.

"It's a satirical news format that would play more to the Fox News audience than the Michael Moore channel," Surnow said. "It would tip more right as 'The Daily Show' tips left."
So, let me get this straight...Fox News is going to produce a fake news show...

In terms of being funny, I want to put this out there to all of the conservatives, Republican is to comedian as Christian is to rocker. Comedy is not a world conservatives were meant to inhabit; like me and hair salons, the universe decided there was no need to put us together. Do you want evidence? The funniest Republican, without a doubt, is Drew Carey.

Quod erat demonstrandum

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