So, I have heard lots of mentions of this Glenn Beck character on this board. The other day I had the opportunity to watch one of his stand-up shows online, so I took it. Well, I got about 30 mins in. Not. Funny.
And let me point out right here that politically, I probably agree with more of his beliefs than less. This is about how he comes across, which, imo, is REALLY BAD.
The 'jokes' were just completely lame. "I went to an airport in the northeast and the customs worked was like OMG A GUN!!! I'M SCARED! EEEE!" *cue uproarious laughter* All the jokes were like this. You could have boiled it down to "liberals are stupid, ha ha ha ha ha". It was lame comedy. Easy, simple, reductive, just bad.
I feel the same way about 'liberal' comedians too, btw. "I went to Texas and they were all inbred racists with GUNS ah haha ha ha ha" It's NOT FUNNY.
Then, I watched some of his clips on Youtube. OK, conservatives, I don't know, there's every possibility I'm 100% wrong on this but...is this the guy you want representing you? He's so...wet. "blub blub I lurve my country blub sniffle blub it's beautiful sniffle blub" I was genuinely embarassed for him. I almost can't believe stuff like that airs, but it must play to someone.
I'm disappointed is my point. I was expecting more from this guy. He's a fucking wuss! I'll take Ann Coulter over this guy *any day,* simply because she has balls.
NOTE: My reaction to him is personal, not political.
Check this clip out, starting at about 1:55 (Beck stuff starts later)
YouTube - Charlie Brooker on British and American TV News