Same with Colin Quinn. He seems less funny and more abrasive than anything. Sort of like Letterman – who I found incredibly aggravating and growing more and more cantankerous (granted I haven’t watched him regularly in years).
I think I have a crush on Greg Giraldo.
I retract that – he just made a lame Michael-Moore’s-fat joke.
I keep thinking back to Tom Lehrer’s remark:
With audiences nowadays I see it with these late-night [TV show] people, Jay Leno, David Letterman and so on the audience applauds the jokes rather than laughs at them, which is very discouraging. Laughter is involuntary. If it’s funny you laugh. But you can easily clap just to say [deadpan]: ‘A ha, that’s funny, I think that’s funny.’ Sometimes they cut to the audience and you can see they are applauding madly. But they’re not laughing.