There is some good news for fans of comedy — real comedy, that is — who have been turned off by the hyper-political, unfunny nonsense being offered by late-night hosts and elsewhere on television shows that are supposed to be humorous:
Comedian David Spade says in a new interview that his new Comedy Central show will steer clear of politics, unlike other comedians who have sought to take the Trump administration head-on in their work.
Spade told The Daily Mail that he believes that his show, it it were to target President Trump, would just be another show piling on an administration widely mocked in comedy circles.
This is beyond refreshing news. Late-night shows and other topical television comedy fare have been a monumental one-note bore since President Trump was elected.
After eight years which saw gutless late-night hosts recycle the same Sarah Palin joke because they dared not offend His Most Holy Lightbringerliness Barack “Selfie Stick” Obama, they’ve shifted gears to recycling the same Trump joke.
What’s being offered on these shows here in 2019 isn’t really an attempt at humor, it’s a nightly pants-wetting by emotional weaklings who are still stomping their feet because they didn’t get their way in an election.
Sure, the audiences laugh, largely because there are signs in the studio instructing them to do so.
Those who enjoy what’s masquerading as comedy on these shows are really just cheering on a collective tantrum.
I have been a professional stand-up comic for almost all of my adult life. I have also been a very involved political activist just as long. I don’t do political humor. It gets old in a hurry. There have been very few comedians in American history who have done it well.
What will be interesting to see is if the leftmedia and those in the entertainment industry will attempt to publicly shame Spade into going after the president.
If Vegas were taking bets on that I’d be throwing money on “Yes.”
Spade’s new show, Lights Out with David Spade, will debut on July 29 on Comedy Central.