Terry Teachout asks why there aren't more conservative plays.
Leonard Jacobs answers him.
And Andrew Sullivan talks about the fate of Comedy Central in the post Bush era.
I did witness, the night after the election, how the first barbed Obama joke fell really flat on the Daily Show. To be fair, it wasn't that great of a joke. But the audience hissed a little bit too loudly.
Satire, it is said, has no real friends.
I believe Colbert, using the brilliant convention that he has created, will fare much better than Stewart in the intitial transition. Talk radio is already losing their collective minds with hyperbolic talk of Obama enslaving school children into reeducation camps. (This taken from Obama's projected policy of trying to increase community volunteering as part of public education.) Colbert will eat this kind of stuff up, along with tracking the Republican's moves towards getting back in power.
Elsewhere on CC, David Alan Grier's new show, Chocolate News, hasn't really panned out, yet. But that network will stick with shows for a while, so maybe Grier will be able to more consistently rise to the level of his very funny piece about Maya Angelou preparing a poem for Obama's inauguration:
As a side note: Though they haven't been posting since April, I will miss the little audio clips from the guys at Weekly Radio Address.