A B Performance

I don’t know what it is that people are debating so avidly about Michelle Wolf. The routine was OK. The jokes about the uselessness of the Democrats or looking for spare change in the pussies were great. The jokes about Paul Ryan and Roy Moore were super. There was way too much on SHS, for my liking, but whatever.

It’s a solid B performance, I’d say. What’s the big deal? My social media are flooded by a debate about the routine.

In the meantime, nobody is talking about the Javelins, the sanctions that are devastating the Russian economy, stuff that should be of interest in a culture that seems obsessed with Russia. Yet a B performance by a B-list comedienne is huge news.


2 thoughts on “A B Performance”

  1. I, for one, am shocked you watched it/read the transcript. The WHCA is like the Sunday morning DC talk shows but with formal wear; it’s an opportunity for journalists and government figures like elected officials and Cabinet members to perform for each other. [I still like the Colbert performance better.]

    Of course everyone’s hyperfocusing on SHS to avoid saying anything about this:

    There’s a lot of print media here. There’s a ton of you guys, but I’m not going to go after print media tonight because it’s illegal to attack an endangered species.

    Buy newspapers.

    There’s a ton of news right now; a lot is going on, and we have all these 24-hour news networks, and we could be covering everything. But, instead, we’re covering like three topics. Every hour, it’s Trump, Russia, Hillary and a panel of four people who remind you why you don’t go home for Thanksgiving.

    “Milk comes from nuts now, all ’cause of the gays.”

    You guys are obsessed with Trump. Did you used to date him? Because you pretend like you hate him, but I think you love him. I think what no one in this room wants to admit is that Trump has helped all of you. He couldn’t sell steaks or vodka or water or college or ties or Eric, but he has helped you.

    He’s helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster, and now you’re profiting off of him. And if you’re gonna profit off of Trump, you should at least give him some money because he doesn’t have any.

    Trump is so broke.

    [AUDIENCE: How broke is he?]

    He grabs p—ies ’cause he thinks there might be loose change in them. All right, like an immigrant who was brought here by his parents and didn’t do anything wrong, I gotta get the f— out of here. Good night.

    Flint still doesn’t have clean water.


    1. I do need to fill my comedy quota for the year, and since I don’t watch sitcoms or Fox News, this has got to be it. 🙂

      These are good lines you quoted. There were also some middling lines and some that fell flat. Overall, it was a good performance. With some experience, she’ll be a very good comic.

      I’m really not seeing what people are getting so emotional about. It’s comedy. It’s supposed to be rude and use slang.


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