1/2 Hour News Hour: Lose The Laugh Track

By Brian 

Hal Boedeker‘s review of the 1/2 Hour News Hour ends like this: “If we’re lucky, we’ll never hear of this dreadful show again.”

Here’s why: “The Half Hour News Hour does not comment on what is happening; it simply takes swipes at people. These people include Howard Dean, Hillary Clinton, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Ed Begley Jr. Other joke topics are the ACLU, Time magazine, children’s books and global warming.

Laughter, of an awfully canned variety, greets all the gags. Nothing happening on screen justifies these outbursts. The satirists fall short in attacking their targets with wit or pertinence.” Here’s the rest…