Conservative network to launch right-wing stand-up comedy show

By | April 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm | 14 comments | Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies | Tags:

Love those Tea Party rallies and Obama effigy burnings but wish they were funnier? Well, today is your lucky day! Launching very, very soon is RightNetwork, a new comedy and entertainment network exclusively for, as Kelsey Grammer (who has signed on to be the network’s first celebrity spokesperson) so eloquently puts it, members on the “other side of the aisle.”

Launching in summer of 2010 (though no specific date is set yet), the network will feature, among other Palin-esque endeavors, a show entitled Right 2 Laugh, described by the National Review‘s Jim Geraghty as “the program most comparable to The Daily Show or The Colbert Report,” which features comedians with conservative leanings.

So…. take that, liberal media! Eat shit, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert! Your highly successful programs and millions of viewers are no match for the awesome power of… Kelsey Grammer.

Now, check out the trailer of Right 2 Laugh below. Enjoy! or Beware! (depending on what side of the fence you sit.)

After the jump, check out Kelsey’s pitch for the network.

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  • Ian Boothby

    And black folks are still using answering machines? What are they Jim Rockford? I know you’re using a 15 year old joke but update it a bit.

  • Emma Kat


    Good call on that one. Perhaps I have long been nursing some subconscious Grammer-phobia, thanks to a brief former fling who looked almost frighteningly exactly like Sideshow Bob.

    Yes, Kelsey is definitely very talented, and I grew up loving his work. Cheers! (Sorry; kinda had to.)

  • M

    Really? A joke about the difference between black people and white people? This show was probably taped in an axe factory, because those jokes are hacky. ZING OH GOD I’M SORRY.

  • Dylan P. Gadino

    Michael: yes, i remember it. in fact ABC News asked my thoughts about it before it premiered:

    Dylan P. Gadino, who edits Punchline magazine, hasn’t seen the clips but thinks that it could be a success. “I think it could be funny if they don’t take themselves too seriously. The real problem for them is going to be if they’re going to be able to step away from themselves far enough to make themselves look foolish when they need to,” he said.

    So yeah, we all know how that worked out.

  • Michael

    Does Anyone Remember the ‘Half Hour News Show’ they tried out on FOX News a while back? I watched a little and it was unimaginative, and unclever humor.

  • Dave

    I agree that this looks terrible, but I can’t stand by and let you slag off Kelsey Grammer, a truly gifted comic actor, irrespective of his politics. Frasier Crane! Sideshow Bob! Come on!

  • Martin Beyer-Olsen

    Right wing comedy is like christians urge to say that we can rock also:)

  • JT in austin

    Comedy doesn’t work unless you’re willing to make fun of everyone or no one. There is no room to hold back.

  • Ryan Brown

    This looks awful. I’d rather just watch Fox News.

  • Andrew King

    That looks really terrible. . .I can’t even think of a clever way to make fun of it, it’s just not worth it.

  • Dylan P. Gadino

    Mike, love your connection to the Carlin joke. well done.

  • canders

    Can’t stand really any comedy show that has a theme. My fios on demand service groups comedy acts by general theme like “drug humor” “female comics” “latino laughs.” I like comedy for the comedian not for the topic they joke on.

  • Justin Morgan

    This seems merely like a joke from 30 Rock. Unlike Colbert’s satirical parody of right wing america … the only humor to come from this is the belief that it will be successful.

  • Mike

    I’m all for this show strictly for the bipartisanship of it all, but geesh a lot of these comedians are seriously unwatchable. That guy with the “abort the 18 year old” joke basically proved George Carlin’s point that Conservatives will do anything for the unborn, but once you’re born you’re fucked.

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