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For Chicago area Ricochetti. Totally worth your time to stop in a the Laugh Factory tonight, and see the hilarious Evan Sayet. This is what happens when a former liberal discovers his conservatism and uses his razor sharp wit to cut the left to shreds. He is also genuinely interested in meeting fans, and you’ll […]

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When I was growing up in the 80s and 90s, I watched a lot of old TV. Someone came up with the brilliant idea of Nick at Nite — a TV station devoted to airing reruns of shows from previous decades. That’s how I got the opportunity to watch things like The Dick Van Dyke […]

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So not only do I interview filmmakers on their favorite film for my podcast, The Rear View, I’m also a filmmaker and am proud to share my latest project, Wigs, with you liberty loving people! It’s a mockumentary about a group of historical reenactors who perform in public on the streets of Los Angeles in […]

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That’s the only thing I can conclude from watching the very funny first episode of the new sitcom by just-about-my-favorite comedian, Jim Gaffigan. The cameos alone were amazing – people who have been the topic of many a post here at Ricochet. Would you believe – Jon Stewart? More

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Writer/Comedian Evan Sayet is one of the terrific conservative speakers I met when I “wintered” in LA this year. He’s hilarious, he cuts the left to ribbons, and you should definitely catch one of his shows as he tours the country this year. More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. How Did Comedy Central Miss Ricochet’s Guy?

 

It couldn’t possibly be because of his flamboyant, out-of-the-closet conservatism, could it? Fellow Ricochetti, I submit the following purely for your enjoyment: one conservative’s takes on marriage, airport security and the superiority of Las Vegas over San Francisco. I’ll be here all week.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. ‘Daily Show’ Names New Host, Outrrrage Ensues

 

trevor-noahComedy Central has named a replacement for Daily Show host Jon Stewart and, no, you haven’t heard of him. Trevor Noah is a 31-year-old South African comedian who has appeared on American TV a handful of times and hosted a late-night show in his home country.

The most important question on the minds of The Daily Show faithful: “Is he progressive?” Upon the announcement of his new gig, Noah assured reporters that he won’t waver from liberal orthodoxy. “We are both progressives,” he said about Stewart and himself. “I’ll bring something different because I’m different, but because it’s a team, it’ll be the same as well.” The same but different; that’s a relief.

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Americans seem to live with the illusion that love is a good thing. This is because democrats do not read books. In English, the great writer is Shakespeare, than whom no greater can be imagined. One cannot read the love stories in Shakespeare without coming to three basic insights: First, love leads to civil war […]

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Via the inimitable Kathy Shaidle, I found this clip of an SCTV skit from 1979 featuring Ricochet member Joe Flaherty as William F. Buckley, Jr. Enjoy! More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Rest in Peace, Joan

 

Another beloved comic is no longer with us. Joan Rivers died today at age 81.

Not only was she a rarity as a female comic in a male-dominated industry, she also proved more fearless than most of her counterparts:

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Skipsul started a roast post the other day and it reminded me of the old Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. In particular, I thought back to a second-tier comic of the 1970’s who often stole the show at those roasts, Foster Brooks. My comment links to his appearance during the Jackie Gleason roast, but there are […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. See Jon Stewart DESTROY Strawman!

 

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve seen the teasers:

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. ‘Creating Oneness’ through Progressive Comedy

 

Netroots Nation is an annual conference for online progressive activists. Over the past few days, the group held their ninth annual event in Detroit — America’s finest example of unchecked liberal policy.

Unbeknownst to the organizers, I attended the conference to see what the other side thinks about economics, education and the midterms. If their presentation on comedy is any guide, conservatives don’t have much to fear.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. If Only the United States Were Narnia

 

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 10.24.44 AMBy way of The Onion, a touch of pure, sweet genius:

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Outrage Brigades Attack MSNBC, SNL — Jon Gabriel

 

The vigilant PC watchdogs of MSNBC took a 60-second break from fretting about racism to ring in Cinco de Mayo. An early morning host honored Mexico’s proud victory over the French by stumbling around the studio in a sombrero, shaking maracas and taking a swig from a cheap bottle of tequila.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Why I Said Yes to Jon Stewart, But No to Stephen Colbert

 

CBS’s announcement last week that Stephen Colbert will be taking David Letterman’s chair as host of the Late Show got me thinking about the differences between Colbert and Jon Stewart. A few years ago, I went on The Daily Show with Stewart to discuss my latest book, Crisis and Command. My friends thought I was crazy to go on given Stewart’s well-deserved reputation for skewering his conservative guests. What was anticipated to be a grilling from a liberal talk show host actually turned into a fair fight. According to Stewart himself on the next day’s show, I “got” him.

According to the redoubtable Troy Senik, who keeps track of the fate of conservatives in the media, this was one of the only times that Stewart ever admitted that he had lost. I am still trying to figure out a way to at least get a free dinner now and again for giving advice on handling a hostile media.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Who Should Replace Letterman? — Troy Senik

 

After David Letterman made the announcement yesterday that he’ll be stepping down from the Late Show next year, Twitter was abuzz with both tributes to Dave’s reign and speculation about his successor.

I’ll demur somewhat on the former point. I have extremely fond memories of Dave during his Late Night days at NBC and the earlier years of his CBS gig, but, on the occasions when I’ve watched in recent years, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that the man’s famous penchant for misery has infected the entire show. The Late Show seems increasingly like a chore. (By contrast, I’d recommend Letterman’s recent appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” where he came off as surprisingly loose and funny).

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