The Wanda Sykes Show is awkward: self-conscious and constrained.
A lot of pro-Obama jokes followed, which fit the definition of the cliche, “preaching to the choir”: her studio audience clapped dutifully at every slap at targets like Rush Limbaugh and George W. Bush, but they didn’t really laugh very hard. Sykes also made the mistake that The Jay Leno Show does too frequently: illustrating punchlines with big pictures behind the comedian. That’s just beating an already-dead horse.
Speaking of horse cliches, Sykes did an out-of-the-studio sketch about buying environmentally-sound sex-toys. Sykes invented a “solar-powered vibrator” and “reuseable condoms,” saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him use a reuseable condom.”
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Watch Out, Rosie . . .
. . . you're not the only unfunny lesbian in town.
Why, oh why can't they all be nice and funny and attractive like Ellen and Portia? I know!
By the way, the horse joke? I don't get it . . .