Monday, November 02, 2009
from the NY Times:
J. P. Williams is the Hollywood producer behind the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which first demonstrated that there was an overlooked and hugely profitable audience for comedy in Middle America, and even he told me he doesn’t think Dunham’s act is that funny. “His material is pretty soft,” Williams said. “If you take away the puppets and close your eyes, there’s not really that many jokes there. He’s not a comic. He’s a ventriloquist. He’s got a great gift, and his gift is that he makes stuff talk and he keeps his mouth pretty much closed when he does it.”
Oof. That's gotta hurt! It's one thing for David Cross or Chris Rock to say this. But when the producer for your target demographic has stuff to say-when Biloxi Danny Rose-gives you a bitchslap, that's gotta chafe. Guess even Cletus stopped drinking the Kool-Aid!