Here comes the latest “fresh” voice from Comedy Central.
Stand-up comic Jim Jefferies joined the growing ranks of late night talkers Tuesday. “The Jim Jefferies Show” promises to add a unique spin to the country’s political conversation. After all, the host hails from Australia. That automatically means he’s situated to mock the U.S. political scene from a new perspective.
And guess what he saw during the first episode? Exactly the same angles every other liberal late night talker employs.
Jefferies opened the first show with the exhausted gag about immigrants taking Americans’ jobs. That might have been pithy the first 10 times a foreign-born comic mentioned it.
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Keep in mind this was opening night. We’ll assume the cast and crew worked hard to make the first episode crackle. The Aussie segued with cat-like speed to bashing President Donald Trump in connection to the terror attacks in London and elsewhere.
“There is a reason to be alarmed … Trump’s the leader of the free world!” he cried. The now patented laughter/applause transition sounded familiar, too.
See Colbert, Stephen for more details.
Jefferies then critiqued Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord on climate change as well as other recent POTUS decisions. It all flowed from the same far-left perspective we’ve seen for months across the late night landscape. Naturally the comic attack lacked critical context. It’s almost like he studied 10 years’ worth of Jon Stewart footage before the cameras rolled.
The new host’s assessment of Trump?
“In general he’s been a bit of a dick,” he concluded. It’s funny because it’s cruel.
Then he implied the Commander in Chief is a racist. It’s like a whole new world of comedy opening up before our eyes.
The first show’s entire opening monologue featured Trump bashing. He even wrapped the first segment with some Putin/Trump jokes. Because that’s even more piping fresh.
Later, Jefferies snared a clearly uncomfortable Brad Pitt for a riotous segment on climate change.
That bit made Pitt, who was a hoot in “Burn After Reading,” hopelessly unfunny. So there’s that.
All of this comes on the heels of Jefferies vowing not to bash Trump like every other late night show to various media outlets in the press push for the show.
One night in, he’s broken his own promise.
One wonders why he made the promise in the first place.
Oh, and isn’t that the guy with those YouTube commercials saying North Korea should have nuclear weapons, because America’s the only country to have ever used them, or…something? As if the Soviets were never a threat to world peace, or…whatever.
Time to start organized boycotts of advertisers.
More and more people are cutting the cable and have stopped going to theaters with their overly priced tickets for mostly C and D movies.
This is the garbage that passes as comedy now. Except it isn’t comedy. The only people watching this are those still crying in their blankies over President Trump’s win and Hillary and Obama’s failures.
This is what we as a family have done. It’s liberating.
I can’t wait to not watch this!
How I miss Johnny Carson. Poor younger generations have no idea what good late night hosts are. Once upon a time, they were entertaining, funny, likeable and classy. People actually stayed up long enough to watch Johnny’s opening monologue then talk about it the next day and retell his best jokes. Now, their best jokes are that these new hosts think they are funny and original. HAAAAAA, that’s funny, right there, I don’t care who you are…
Oh my, how brave and original, repeating the same garbage as all the other late night tools are spewing. One more dullard.
Humor, another American tradition completely ruined by the left. Does anyone need another reason to cancel cable? Screw the ad boycotts, it’s the only way to ding these idiot’s paychecks.
I especially love that the networks are all importing Aussies, Canadians, South Africans, Brits, etc, etc etc to bash Trump and his voters. As soon as I hear that one of these wankers is a foreigner I immediately discount anything they say.
If a democrats mouth is moving they are calling someone racist. Screw you. Trump is no more racist that MLK was. And maybe less.
They’re left to betting on content that pushes political buttons for a subset of people. This is a sign that the whole enterprise is on its’ last legs.
That’s possible. CC is now reduced to showing reruns of “That 70s Show” and “Scrubs” in the morning.
I hate all those fucks
So edgy. So hilarious. Yawn…Unfortunately for this guy, I think he’s missed the boat. We’re now at saturation point with lefty “comedy” programs hosted by sanctimonious foreigners. You won’t know who this guy is in two years. Whoever he is…
Jon Stewart ruined late night TV, and comedy in general.
Who would watch this foreign idiot?
takes one to know one loser