I’ve been saying for a year…”Unleash the comedians” and to date we’ve unleashed NOTHING. The world however uses the gifts God gave them and they become the tip of the sword.
How I long for the day when kingdom comics arise who have Elijah’s sense of Mount Carmel chutzpah while waiting for fire to fall – “where is Baal? Perhaps he’s going to the bathroom…” Sadly most Christian comics have to be neutered and domesticated to please the local Sanhedrin. By the time they pass the whiff test of the Pius they have no bite. Hence they avoid controversy. Oh they can be funny- they just can’t be a force for social change.
Not so the children of this world…
Notice who the devil attacked in France? A controversial humorist. At Golden Globes there’s a buzz over comedy pointed at North Korean leader. Why did he Attack Sony? Same reason as attack in Paris… “Sticks and stone may break my bones but brilliant satire destroys me.”
Note- with advent of television and late night
Comedy NO-ONE who hopes to get to the Oval Office avoids the late night comedy talk shows. It’s a right of passage. (Or “rite”
of passage depending on which spelling is right. In this case two rights will make one wrong)
The GLOBES hosts opened the show saying….
“Tonight we celebrate all of the great television shows that we know and love as well as all the movies that North Korea was ‘OK’ with,” added Fey later, with Poehler contributing: “The biggest story in Hollywood this year was when North Korea threatened an attack if Sony Pictures released The Interview, forcing us all to pretend we wanted to see it.”
Margaret Cho plays a fictitious’North Korean general’. This is her second Golden Globes appearance. She is a
US comic, who is of mixed North and South Korean descent, and appears alongside Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as a grumpy film journalist ‘Cho Young-Ja’. She argues her character is justifiable given North Korea’s human rights record. “I’m not playing the race card I’m playing the rice card” she says.
The comic’s appearance as “Cho Young-Ja” a North Korean general and supposed member of Globes organising body the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was a running gag during the ceremony. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler incited their guest to take a selfie with Meryl Streep – a moment captured by Michael Keaton on his phone and photobombed by Benedict Cumberbatch.
On another occasion the general, also a purported contributor to gaudy fictional Korean film magazine Movies, Wow!, complained vociferously at the Globes’ lack of razzmatazz. “You no have thousand baby playing guitar at the same time. You no have people holding up many card to make one big picture,” she said. “You no have Dennis Rodman.”
The riff was part of Fey and Poehler’s merciless sending-up of the recent cyber-attack on Hollywood studio Sonyat the hands of hackers working, according to the FBI, for North Korea. A group styling itself Guardians of Peace began leaking private Sony correspondence on 24 November, apparently in response to the studio’s proposed release of the Kim Jong-un baiting comedy The Interview.
The hosts opened the show by labelling assembled luminaries “despicable, spoiled, minimally talented brats”, a reference to Hollywood producer Scott Rudin’s embarrassingly leaked comments about Angelina Jolie in an email to studio co-chairman Amy Pascal.
Cho has lampooned North Korea’s leaders before, appearing as Kim Jong-il in 2012 on Fey’s TV series 30 Rock. Korean-American actor Randall Park, who portrays Kim Jong-un in The Interview, leapt to her defence. He wrote on Twitter: “I heart @margaretcho.”
Cho has lampooned North Korea’s leaders before, appearing as Kim Jong-il in 2012 on Fey’s TV series 30 Rock.