Friday, June 21, 2024

Watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Joe Biden’s WHCD So-So Funny Video


The White House Correspondents Dinner is over, thank god. President Obama was very funny but hindered by technical problems. Joel McHale was not so funny. I don’t know how it played in the room, but on TV McHale was raunchy. Most of his jokes were strained groaners.

Worse: the coverage on CNN. Who were those people? The broadcast was just awful, as bad as Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on New Year’s Eve. CNN’s efforts at comedy and camaraderie really don’t work. If they could get some sophisticated, funny people. Don Lemon keeps on insisting McHale was McHilarious. Eesh.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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