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Continued: Rush Limbaugh may find the joke's on him

  • Article by: REG HENRY , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT
  • Last update: April 18, 2014 - 7:11 PM

This sort of explains why there are so few conservative comedians (all I can think of is what’s-his-name and the other guy). It is hard to coax a laugh out of folks with one-dimensional minds inclined to sourness. The joke has to be mean and expertly targeted at some disadvantaged person, but often the mirth drains out of it.

Let me put it another way: A priest and a rabbi and a Rush Limbaugh fan walk into a bar. The priest says to the rabbi, “Where’s the joke?” And the Rush Limbaugh fan says, “There’s a joke?”

Stephen Colbert will do just fine. Mirth can grow on anybody.

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