frandroid: Stephen Colbert giving a thumbs up in from of the American Flag (Colbert)
frandroid ([personal profile] frandroid) wrote2018-05-01 12:18 am

Michelle Wolf

...actually totally bombed. Her jokes had good kernels but she can't time a joke to save her life. That Sarah Sanders Huckabee line sounds good on paper but just didn't have the timing live. ("she lies!!" huh okay.) If the Republicans had ignored the speech, no one would be talking about it.

On the other hand, I'm sure Colbert had his entire writing room (20+ people!!) work on his WHCD speech for him, whereas Wolf probably worked mostly on her own? The benefits of running your own show...
cactus_rs: (zarquons fish)

[personal profile] cactus_rs 2018-05-01 08:34 am (UTC)(link)
Controversial opinion!!!

I couldn't watch it, because now the WHCD feels incredibly fucking hostile to the performers (witness: Larry Wilmore) (I mean I don't think a lot of people were super pleased with e.g. Colbert's all those years ago either but it feels different now) and I can't bear to watch people die on stage, even at nerd prom. I like reading the transcripts instead. I guess that helps the jokes land better, and I think the targets and points she was making in those jokes are spot on. (Trump is actually broke, our whole fucking media is complicit in giving this clown free airtime, etc.)