The Wilmore proviso

I thought that President Obama’s material at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last night was mostly unfunny. What to say, though, about the Comedy Channel’s Larry Wilmore, who followed Obama? Wilmore is allegedly a comedian, though he was painfully unfunny for 22 minutes that felt more like 22 hours. Watching Wilmore, I wondered, did anyone working on that material really find it funny? Did anyone really think others would find it humorous?

After paying tribute to Obama as our first black president — Wilmore salutes Obama for his being black, although one wonders if Obama has ever experienced anything but the advantages of his color over the years — he concluded: “Yo, Barry, you did it, my nigga.”

What, exactly, did he do? Are congratulations really in order? The language disgusts. What a tasteless performance.


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