Tuesday's HOT MIC
Your (almost) Daily Bee:
That's a miracle I could sink my teeth into.
In praise of comedy done very, very well:
The Los Angeles Magazine interview with O'Hara calls her "one of our finest imports," and I couldn't agree more.
Around the holidays at the end of last year, I binge-watched the first two seasons of O'Hara's current show "Schitt's Creek" at the suggestion of my best friend. When I heard that O'Hara was working with Eugene Levy again I was annoyed with myself for not having found out sooner.
The show is one of the few comedies in the last decade and a half to get a laugh out of me. And it gets a lot of laughs out of me. The entire cast is superb. There isn't a wasted performance. Levy's son Daniel writes comedy as well as he acts it.
When I called my buddy to give him my assessment after watching a few episodes, I couldn't stop marveling about O'Hara's performance. I'd forgotten how ridiculously good she is. Her character in this show is written as over-the-top and she is one of the few actresses who can play something like that even bigger than it's written and still make it more about the timing than just the outlandish nature of the role.
As a stand-up, I'm not always much of a fan of sketch comedy or the people who do it. More often than not, it's self-indulgent and tedious. When it's good, however, it's very good. As a young comedian, I loved Canada's "SCTV," which featured not only O'Hara and Levy, but John Candy, Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis and many others. It was insane and hilarious.
I don't want to undersell Eugene Levy's performance in "Schitt's Creek" here. His chops have aged like fine wine as well. However, even if every other role in the show put me to sleep, O'Hara would keep me watching.
We can't allow the second anniversary of Justice Scalia's death to pass without notice. Twitter is (predictably) lit up with vicious liberals virtue signaling about a man who's been gone for two years, screeching about how Republicans "stole" his seat and other such vituperative nonsense. I won't bother posting any of those — they're not worth the space nor aggravation. Instead, here are some fitting tributes:
Be sure to watch at least the first minute of this video to see Scalia own Dianne Feinstein. How has this woman been in the House since 1992 and elected office since 1978?
North Korea apologists are so the rage right now.
And just in case you had any doubt about where he's coming from...
Dan, in case you were wondering, bills himself as an anarchist and a labor activist. (I need a drink trying to reconcile those two.). And when he's not busy belittling the freest and richest country on earth -- well, we're getting back to the former and we're still the latter in our weight class -- is also an apologist for "democratic" socialism.
Methinks he's much more the socialist than the anarchist, so at least we have that part figured out.
And now I need another drink.