Let me begin by saying congratulations to Ben Affleck. It is a performer’s dream to become Entertainment Weekly‘s “Entertainer of the Year.” A lot of people get into the business with the hopes of one day just making it on to Entertainment Weekly‘s “Entertainers of the Year” list at all, and to take the top spot, well — that’s no small feat! Just kidding! I don’t know what this list is and it seems like everyone who was in anything this year is on it. (Other people included are Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Seth MacFarlane, Lena Dunham, the band fun., the cast of Homeland, etc.) (Some good for sure, but if you’re going to include everyone you are def gonna get some right.) Here is what Entertainment Weekly had to say about their choice:

Having captivated moviegoers both in front of and behind the camera with Argo, Ben Affleck earned the number one spot on our annual list of the most talented and original performers who entertained us in 2012.

Ok! Fair enough, basic, easy to understand. I did not see Argo, but I bet it was good! But was Argo good enough to make Ben Affleck YOUR “Entertainer of the Year”?! Is not your entertainer maybe, I don’t know, the cast of Parenthood? Or, I don’t know, Jake Johnson? H. Jon Benjamin did a lot of things, is he your entertainer of the year? Is it Ryan Gosling, as always? Abraham Lincoln? Is it, ummm, the superhero genre in general? Maybe Zooey Deschanel? NO JUDGING HERE! Tilda Swinton? Clinton Kelly from What Not to Wear? Mary Miller? I can keep listing people but you might as well just tell me, WHO IS IT?!

Comments (34)
  1. Should you garner the honor of entertainer of the year if only two and a half hours of my year could be possibly spent consuming new entertainment by you? Certainly Krispy Kreme has given us all hours upon hours of top-quality entertaining for free and I demand a damn recount.

  2. Can’t decide between:
    Katherine Chloe Cahoon
    Weber Cooks Guy
    Krispy Kreme
    Little baby Ice Cream Monster
    & BMO


  4. cocaine? mitt romney? it’s a toss up.

  5. TVs Andy Daly on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, playing any of his characters getting unrelenting improv wrenches thrown at his improvisor gears by Jason Mantzoukas and Scott Aukerman, and coming out on top every time.

    • The episode where he plays the “Cowboy Poet Laureate” and talks about land virginnies? And then all of his characters make a reappearance and jump out the window? I DIED. I was at my desk at work in literal TEARS.

      • DAME HERE. The multiple auto-defenestrations had me bowled over clutching my sides. I listened to that episode 3 times in the span of a weekend.

        (I also loved it after that when Andy Daly came on again as one of his characters, and I think Scott made mention of the previous episode and Andy’s character totally dismissed with one line [if my memory serves me right])

  6. Oh Kelly, you know me so well. Tilda 5ever!

  7. No sucking up, but for real if it’s based on who has entertained me the most, either in terms of time spent, quality of entertainment, or consistency, I would like to nominate Gabe and Kelly.

  8. OH! Actually, although I LOVE TVs Andy Daly, his appearances on CBB are few and far between. Who I would actually nominate is:

    Matt Besser and his podcast improv4humans.

    That show has made me lose my shit at work every single Thursday (right after I’ve had my bagel no less, because Thursdays are bagel Thursdays).

  9. Gary’s been pretty funny this year.

  10. Guys, I cannot longer live a life of shame an lies; I enjoy The New Girl as well as Apartment 23. Not only that, I have seen episodes of the Big Bang Theory lately and I ..I… I also enjoyed those. I understand if you no longer want to be my friends but at least accept that deep own I am human.

    PS. Just cause I like the aforementioned shows does not mean i like 2 broke girls or Whitney or –lord–2 1/2 men.

  11. I haven’t seen Argo yet either, but I watched The Queen of Versailles last night and it was amazing. Has anyone else seen this? I really want to discuss it! A seriously fascinating documentary. Cannot recommend it enough.

  12. Entertainer Of The Year should be someone that gave us consistent entertainment for the better part of the year, not just with one thing at one time. I nominate Mitt Romney.

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