Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Sad Clown

How in the hell did Dane Cook become famous? I never would have thought of this particular topic, but I saw an ad on TV for the DVD release of his "big" summer movie last night. I think it made about $5. I think he's supposed to be a comedian, but he doesn't tell any jokes. He hosted SNL last year before I knew who he was, so I had no preconceived notions about him, but it may have been the single worst opening monologue that I have ever seen. Even bad comedians have punch lines or a place where you're supposed to laugh. Dane Cook doesn't even have that. It's really bizarre, but apparently he's the biggest comedian in America at this point. I for the life of me, can't understand why. I guess it's just me. Perhaps I've lost the ability to recognize humor.

All I can say is, more power to you Dane. If you can convince millions of people that you're funny, then you are clearly some kind of genius. Perhaps you should sell your secret to the President. He could use your powers of persuasion about now.