There’s an excellent reason why comedic legends like Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, George Burns, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Billy Crystal, George Carlin and a host of others have endured the test of time. The reason being they’re FUNNY… it’s that simple!
These legendary comics are “multi-generational.” Their comedy is timeless. They understand the failings of human-nature within us all and cleverly tap into that reserved space most keep private, masterfully weaving their own unique brand of satire, leaving us better equipped in understanding our own human frailties through laughter.
This is a far cry for what passes as humor today. The latest assault to our “funny bone” came from a Canadian-born comic named Samantha Bee who up until 48-hours ago was widely unknown by most, which gives you an idea of her range of talent (somewhere within the “C” category).
Which perhaps better explains her profanity-laced attack on First Daughter Ivanka Trump, in that Bee’s comedy show titled “Full Frontal” on TBS, isn’t exactly a ratings bonanza. Much like her American counterpart Comedian Kathy Griffin, she has realized it’s a lot easier using shock imagery and profanity to garner attention than to actually work at being funny.
On Wednesday the 48-year old “comedian” went on a vile profanity-laced tirade against the First Daughter calling her a “feckless c—” during the opening monologue of her show.
Bee continued her “street-corner” assault, “Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” citing Roseanne Barr’s meltdown as the first.
Adding, “You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless c—!”
“He listens to you! Put on something tight and low cut and tell your father to f—ing stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes,” she concluded.
The self-created firestorm on social media and across the mainstream media was immediate, and Bee was finally a household name, for at least a few days anyway.
She, of course, did the “I’m sorry” bit and tweeted out, “I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”
However unlike Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, there will be no suspension and no firing by TBS, in fact, the liberal establishment is applauding her, for her “bravery.”
Fellow “C-list” comedian Kathy Griffin chimed in urging Bee not to apologize, however after realizing she did took to Tweeter, “Please do not be hard on @iamsambee for apologizing. While I was hoping she wouldn’t, I know first hand what it’s like being put through the Trump wood chipper..what she’s going through right now is crazy. All for a bleeped word. Comics held to higher standards than the president.”
Then there was aging actress Sally Field, remember her? “I like Samantha Bee a lot, but she is flat wrong to call Ivanka a c—,” she said. “C—s are powerful, beautiful, nurturing and honest.”
Moreover, what would a pile-on be without portly Michael Moore “weighing in?”
“Ha! The White House today, still not denouncing Roseanne’s racism, tries to confuse the issue by going after Samantha Bee’s brilliant rant against Ivanka last night, she’s a “truth-teller.”
Dan Gainor, a VP for the Media Research Center, told Fox News that the media was not covering Bee’s “hateful comments.”
“Immediately after the media correctly criticized Roseanne Barr for a racist statement, Samantha Bee tries to outdo her by calling Ivanka Trump the ‘C’ word. Imagine if a conservative did this to Chelsea Clinton or to the Obama daughters. We’d never hear the end of it.”
However, the final judge as to whether another vile comedian prospers or not, may actually lie in the hands of average Americans and those sponsors supporting her show. Currently, a number of advertisers have just cut ties with TBS, because of Bees disgusting antics and her declining ratings.