Smackdown at the WH Dinner!

Apr 23, 2007 9:55am

As Hollywood producer Laurie David and singer Sheryl Crow blog about ON THE HUFFINGTON POST TODAY, the two Tinseltown activists got into a skirmish with White House big macher Karl Rove Saturday night at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

"Mr. Rove exploded with even more venom," the women write. "Like a spoiled child throwing a tantrum, Mr. Rove launched into a series of illogical arguments regarding China not doing enough thus neither should we. (Since when do we follow China’s lead?)"

Said White House spokesman Tony Fratto, "It would be better to set aside Hollywood histrionics and try to help with the problem instead of this baseless, and tasteless, finger pointing.”
It may have been the only entertainment of the night. Responding to last year’s edgy performance by Stephen Colbert (watch it HERE) the esteemed Correspondents Association may have leaned too far in the other direction by hiring Rich Little, whose performance was truly awful.

I mean, horrendous. A cloying chorus, moldy schtick…his impression of George W. Bush was weak.
Judge for yourself HERE.

A gifted impressionist of long-departed superstars like Ronald Reagan and Johnny Carson, Little doesn’t seem to have worked too hard on his mimicry of anyone born after 1940, i.e. anyone relevant to the world today.

The audience for this dinner isn’t necessarily the right one for cutting-edge comedy. This isn’t the Second City. More like the 11th.

And yet…this was abysmal.

I await next year’s booking of Slappy White.
– jpt

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