Friday, September 2, 2011

FUNNY OR DIE: Michele Bachmann Stand-up

Michele Bachmann tells more hilarious jokes.

The Encyclopedia of 9/11: Maher, Bill

After 5 days, I've finally managed to make my way through New York Magazine's double issue commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The fact that I was so engaged and moved by the "Encyclopedia of 9/11" entries may be further proof that Irony is in fact dead. Despite the exhaustive nature of the list, I was inspired to add one more entry that I think was unfortunately left out.
Maher, Bill
On September 17th, 2001 Politically Incorrect returned to the airwaves and host Bill Maher did not shy away from engaging his panel on the politics of the tragic events from six days earlier. Maher wholeheartedly agreed with panelist Dinesh D'Souza, who refuted President Bush's statement that the 9/11 hijackers were "cowards." In Maher's own words, "We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly."
Many believe that these statements in a time of ultra-Patriotism and deference to Bush led directly to ABC canceling Politically Incorrect. This paved the way for Bill Maher's resurgence as the host of HBO's Real Time and his progressively stronger anti-religion views, both on that show and in his documentary Religulous . Because of his statements on that show back in 2001, the 9/11 "Truther" conspiracy theorists tried to adopt Maher as their spokesperson, but he never bit, practically chasing a protester who interrupted a Real Time episode in 2007 from the studio.
You can watch the clips from Politically Incorrect and Real Time below.

CRAIG FERGUSON: Kathy Griffin on Marcus Bachmann

Kathy Griffin talks about her new favorite target with Craig Ferguson.

UP ALL NIGHT: Extended Preview

Will Arnett and Christina Applegate take a page out of "Go the Fuck to Sleep" in this preview of their new show on NBC. And Maya Rudolph saves the day.

THE OFFICE: James Spader is Robert California

In this preview of The Office's eighth season, we look back at the departure of Michael Scott, the arrival of Robert California and everything in between.

LENO: Kevin Smith, 38-year-old Stoner

Kevin Smith talks to Jay Leno and Heidi Klum about becoming stoner at age 38.