Who is Sarah Ball and why is she saying awful things about Emo Phillips? www.newsweek.com/id/222503 And, why is she not saying awful things about Robin Williams? I.E., if she is going to bash those twelve, she ought also be brave enough, and have a critical eye, sufficient, to take on sacred cow comedians like Williams and George Carlin.
Okay, first, let's run down the twelve she does go after:
1) Larry the Cable Guy" is funny to people who think Larry the Cable Guy is funny. And, he's likable, likable, likable. That's how he Git(s) Er Done.
2) Carlos Mencia: Ms. Ball got this one right. (If Carlos Mencia didn't steal jokes he'd be the unfunny-ist comedian since" Carlos Mencia.)
3) Howie Mandel is not doing stand-up when he's hosting Deal or No Deal -- he's a game show host. To say that he is not funny based on the venue? Howie Long is retired from the NFL and is now a studio analyst with FOX Sports. Does that mean he currently sucks as a defensive end?
4) Dane Cook: The super finger won't get Dane into the Hook Hall of Fame alongside, "I don't get no respect" and "take my wife, please," but it will get votes -- and, Rodney and Henny never had a Garden full of fans doing it with him unison.