Comedy: The Lighter Side of Life

LOL!!!

This is the comedy section of The New Democrat that covers most if not all aspects of comedy. A lot in here about politicians and government, but there’s stuff in here from late night shows, standup comedians, as well as humorous pieces about American voters. So anyone who reads any of these pieces and takes them seriously when they’re really all tongue in cheek and at best using humor to make serious points, needs to get a sense of humor and learn how to take jokes. This is not the page for the political correctness movement ( Far-Left or Far-Right ) but for people who like making fun of people, even if those are people who tend to be part of their political tribe.

Big Government

If you think this section is about big government, you might be smarter than you look, but I wouldn’t necessarily congratulate you for that. This is about the nanny state ( both religious and secular ) and about people who think they know and their big government knows best how others should live their own lives.Even to the point that they would lock people up for not living what they could call a so-called moral or progressive lifestyle.

Big Think

This is where you see people give their own takes about life in general, including government and politics, but life in general, including celebrity culture.

Carol Burnett

This is about the Carol Burnett Show, ( naturally ) which is one of the best skit comedy shows ever. Saturday Night Live, before 1975, but about an hour shorter and perhaps just as funny.

Carson Classic

This is about The King of Late Night Johnny Carson and the original ( and I at least would argue the only ) The Tonight Show. Different interviews that Johnny Carson had, as well as some of his best stand ups and skits.

Chris Buckley

This is about the great political satirist/humorist Christopher Buckley. The son of the great Conservative writer William F. Buckley.

Dennis Miller

This is about the great comedian and political satirist Dennis Miller, who had his own late night show on HBO in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

George Carlin

This is about the great standup comedian George Carlin and some of his best standup performances.

Hunter Thompson

About the great political writer and humorist Hunter S. Thompson.

Last Week Tonight

About one of HBO’s late night host John Oliver.

Lenny Bruce

About the great standup comedian Lenny Bruce. Who was basically the George Carlin of the 1950s and 60s and one of the original champions of free speech and opponents of political correctness in the comedy world.

Mark Russell

About the great political satirist Mark Russell, who had his own PBS comedy hour back in the 1970s and 80s.

Real Time With Bill Maher

About HBO’s late night TV host Bill Maher. Who is naturally the host of Real Time With Bill Maher. Not Real Time with Joe Jones or anyone else. Maher, has become the Lenny Bruce or George Carlin of the modern era, who takes on all sides, defends free speech at all costs, and is one of the strongest and most vocal opponents of political correctness. Both the Far-Right and Far-Left hate him, which is why he’s so popular.

SNL

This is of course about NBC’s great skit comedy show Saturday Night Live. At least when it was still great.

The Late Show

Old clips and interviews of The Late Show With David Letterman. Who if you took away Johnny Carson, Dave might be the best late night show host ever.

The Dean Martin Show

The great comedian Dean Martin, had his own comedy show on NBC in the 1970s.

The Newsroom

HBO’s The Newsroom, was a fictional show about a new cable news network and how they cover the news and government and politics.

The Onion

The Onion, is The Onion: perhaps the premiere news satire publication anywhere in the world. And similar to this page, if you take the posts from the The Onion seriously, you should probably check yourself into a nearest hospital for a missing sense of humor and brain.

Whose Line

ABC, had its own skit comedy show back in the late 1990s and 2000s called Whose Line is It Anyway. Where it was mostly improvisational without a script.

Woody Allen

This is of course about the great comedian and writer Woody Allen.