Cracked Columnists

Comedy Just Ain't What It Used To Be: The Friday Nooner (EST)!

Bob Blackman - Mule Train

I look out across the comedy landscape these days and it's just about enough to make me puke!

Just look at the garbage that they're calling entertainment these days! Blagh! It makes me sick! Larry The Cable Guy?Dane Cook?!Carlos Mencia?!?! These guys all suck, but things are even WORSE in the world of comedy!

Blame 9/11, blame Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer... hell, blame Wayne Gladstone if you really want to (he's probably the one responsible). Blame whatever person or terrorist attack makes you feel comfortable, but you know what? That's just making excuses. If this clip teaches us anything, it's that comedy used to be a lot funnier than it is today.

What ever happened to good comedy? When I turn on my TV, where's all the spinning bowties and squirting flowers? When I go to see the latest talkie, where's all the pie fights and men dressed up like ladies? When I go out for a night of dining and live entertainment, where's all the guys singing "Mule Train" while hitting themselves in the head with a metal tray?

Where's all the Kaiser Wilhelm jokes? I haven't heard a good Kaiser Wilhelm joke in years.

Sigh... comedy just ain't what it used to be.

Recommended For Your Pleasure

Ross Wolinsky

  • Rss

More by Ross Wolinsky:

See More
To turn on reply notifications, click here

18 Comments

The Cracked Podcast

Choosing to "Like" Cracked has no side effects, so what's the worst that could happen?

The Weekly Hit List

Sit back... Relax... We'll do all the work.
Get a weekly update on the best at Cracked. Subscribe now!