Monday’s Column: Comedy Bailout ’09

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily has a little fun at what the field of comedy would be like if it were run by the government.

The owner of L.A.’s Laugh Factory is seeking some federal bailout money to sponsor a comedy tour. He’s forgetting that once you take their money, you have to do what they say, which got me to wondering what “federalized comedy” might be like.

For a few spins on old jokes, redesigned by the government, give a read to “Too funny to fail” for the whole story on the nationalization of comedy.

Author: Doug Powers

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