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January 01, 2005

I Don't Care What Ann Althouse Says: Margaret Cho Is Not-Funny

NRO was nice enough to link one of my several anti-Cho pieces here. Kind of bookend links-- they linked me right in the beginning of my blog, and then the day after my first blogoversary. And never in between.

Ann Althouse, also linked by Goldberg, insists, just like that dopey Slate reviewer, that Margaret Cho is funny not because of her written act but because of her funny faces and funny voices.

To each her own, I guess. Maria Bamford does lots of funny faces and funny voices, but she actually has a well-written act in addition to the funny faces and voices.

I don't know why Cho is to be praised for only being able to do "funny faces" and "funny voices" without having any kind of written act to speak of.

As I've said a thousand times before: I'm sorry, but I think Althouse just appreciates the socio-political content of her unfunny act, and finds it kind of validating. But validation isn't really comedy.


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