November 5, 2007

BUT CONWAY AND KORMAN SIT AT THE KID TABLE:

Another Question? Why Was She So Funny? (NEIL GENZLINGER, 11/05/07, NY Times)

Pardon the imitation of the thoroughly unlikable Andy Rooney, but why aren’t our joke tellers likable anymore? Margaret Cho or Sarah Silverman might make you laugh, but would you want either of them at Thanksgiving dinner with Grandma and the kids?

Of course not. Ellen DeGeneres? Maybe. But the comedian you’d really want at the table, still, after all these years, is Carol Burnett, subject of tonight’s “American Masters” installment on PBS, subtitled “A Woman of Character.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 5, 2007 6:25 PM
Comments

I'd rather have Larry, Moe & Curley (and maybe Shemp) at Thanksgiving dinner than some of today's "comedians".

Posted by: Dave W at November 6, 2007 7:15 AM

I'd rather have Larry, Moe & Curley (and maybe Shemp) at Thanksgiving dinner . . .

Be sure to hide the cream pies and the seltzer bottle if you do.

Posted by: Mike Morley at November 6, 2007 1:22 PM

Harvey Korman is a genius.

Posted by: pchuck at November 7, 2007 12:32 PM
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