There are a few things about the show Best Week Ever that make it really enjoyable (the blog is also great! FART!):
- They’ve got great comedians like Paul F. Tompkins, Laurie Kilmartin, John Mulaney, and Joe Mande.
- They stick to topics of interest that have occurred within the last week.
- “The Sizzler” (JUST KIDDING, please get rid of “The Sizzler,” it is the fucking worst. Fucking seriously.)
This weekend, CNN Headline News premiered their own attempt at a clips show Not Just Another News Show with talking heads “cracking wise.” (Cracking wise? Whoops, I just broke my hip. Please pass me a Werther’s Original.) The problem, though, is that who cares about funny things that happened on the Senate floor in 1987? Rehashing old political news is going to be a rough sell … then again, it airs at 7PM on Saturday, which is when the coveted 18-35 single male demographic is all home watching CNN Headline News, so I guess it makes sense.
What’s more, maybe your guests COULD WORK ON THEIR JOKES A LITTLE HARDER.
Haha, I’m so funn–[gunshot, Gabe's body falls to the floor.]