lol @ a grown man wearing a Vanna shirt
One of the basic rules of comedy is “make fun of people for what they DO, not who they are.” In other words, it’s not funny to point at someone in the audience and say “Ha, look how ugly that guy is” or “Look everybody, a retard!” Generally speaking I follow that rule, but sometimes the scene pitches a big, fat slowball right down the middle of the strike zone with bases loaded and you just can’t help but swing at it. For example, this crappy metalcore band called AUBURN, which are best known for having a dwarf guitarist.
However, in this case the fact that there’s a midget in the band is not as noteworthy as how dreadful their new video is. It gives me that same horrible feeling inside as when a stiff, uptight professor suddenly decides to try his hand at humor and you want to hide under your chair because it hurts so bad to watch. SMH @ making a ‘zany, sillee video’ that isn’t funny in the first place and making it even less funny by adding a long-winded explanation in which you explain that you are funny guys:
“As you can tell by this dry, boilerplate quote, we are fun-loving, carefree guys.”
Reminds me of the descriptions of movies on the DVR that make everything sound awful, like the one for Jackass that says “A group of nitwits plays practical jokes on each other.”