Monday, March 3, 2008

First segment

Seriously, I am in the 10th minute of the Daily Show, headed to the first commercial break, and I'm waiting to laugh the first time. What do people find funny about this?

The one line I found interesting was, "This campaign is beginning to look like an alcohol-free Edward Albee play."

From Wiki:

Edward Franklin Albee III (born March 12, 1928) is an American playwright
known for works including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story, The Sandbox and The American Dream. His works are considered well-crafted and often unsympathetic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett, and Eugène Ionesco. Younger American playwrights, such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, credit Albee's daring mix of theatricalism and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Albee's dedication to continuing
to evolve his voice — as evidenced in later productions such as The Goat or Who is Sylvia (2000) — also routinely marks him as distinct from other American playwrights of his era.

So even though it wasn't funny, at least I learned something in this first segment.

Here we go with Hillary. Please, please be funny.