Jim Lehrer Auditions for 'Make 'Em Laugh'

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"Three guys walk into a bar. The fourth one ducked."

Endure this and two more deadpan knee-slappers by anchorman Jim Lehrer in this ad for Make 'Em Laugh, a new PBS show targeted to younger audiences. (An age range wasn't provided, but I'm guessing it aims for the Daily Show demo.)

The premier airs on January 14. I don't feel much incentive to see it. I get that Lehrer's un-funniness was the butt of the joke, but the delivery wasn't funny at all.

By MGH.

by Angela Natividad    Dec- 7-08   Click to Comment   
  

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"I get that Lehrer's un-funniness was the butt of the joke, but the delivery wasn't funny at all."

Really?

REALLY? The delivery wasn't funny at all? Did the NewsHour fanfare music tip you off?

I don't think you "get that his un-funniness" was the point of the piece. Besides, his third joke made me smile. It was a simple and charming "spot", as you ad folks like to say... :)

Posted by: B on December 10, 2008 2:14 AM




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