Monday, February 19, 2007

Joel Surnow, keep your day job

The 1/2 Hour News Hour is something to laugh at, not with. Most of the jokes directly attack people or organizations in the most obvious and least clever manner possible. Then we hear a horribly intrusive laugh track. Worst of all, the show has atrocious pacing and is over-written to the point of complete awkwardness. Almost every joke falls flat and sounds like it might be told at a Neocon cocktail party. But the jokes just keep on coming in a rapid fire format, as the show completely lacks any semblance of structure.

I will say, however, that I did like the one joke about Iran denying the existence of the Holocaust denial conference. Check out some clips of this monstrosity here. Luckily there is only one more episode planned.

1 comment:

  1. joel surnow is my friend's uncle-

    this show could not possibly ever work. fascist humor = impossible