Last night was the 15th annual “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity” competition and, after bombing for two years in a year, I decided to simply become a judge instead. (See my write up on last night’s event for the Washington Examiner here, including video and photos).
Suffice to say: Politico’s James Kotecki was the funniest, but some judges — *cough*Clements*cough*Jenkins*cough*Tumulty*cough*Carlson*cough* — were smitten by the star power of Mike Huckabee so the governor ended up winning (either that or someone did a really bad job tallying up the votes).
Some other funny media notes:
Want to know why David Shuster couldn’t perform and Chuck Todd couldn’t judge? Ask the bigwigs at NBC who forbade them from doing so at the last minute. (This Lame-O Factor could also explain why Shuster was recently told to can his regular light-hearted news segment).
What did Kotecki call Shuster during his routine? A dick? Tsk tsk…
Emcee Clarence Page paid tribute to two former Funniest Celebrity contestants — Tony Snow and Tim Russert — who passed away in the past year. “Despite the fact that they were journalists, they were good people.”
CNN’s Jamie McIntyre: “I have very low expectations for tonight. I just want to get through it and still have my job tomorrow.”
Bob Barr: “I like MSNBC. It’s like Fox, but without the ratings.”
Check out Kotecki’s performance here.