Dennis Miller was never what you would call particularly talented. He traded on a sort of post 70’s Second City mock hip ironic comedic delivery, the kind that says that everything the audience is seeing is a joke, and the use of metaphors dredged from pop culture/sports/history trivia to get a gig on Saturday Night Live where he was primarily known for reading the fake news on Weekend Update as his improv comedic acting skills were not the equal of other cast members.
After that, he had a talk show that was cancelled after less than a year, another one that lasted longer, and appeared in a few films such as BORDELLO OF BLOOD. He also failed dramatically as a commentator on Monday Night Football Basically, he bounced around unable to find a niche in show biz outside of returning to stand-up comedy.
And then 09/11 happened.
Miller’s transformation into right-wing political commentator was sudden and vigorous. He had included aspects of political humor in his stand-up before but that was usually confined to insults or other schlocky non-germane observations.
However, Like Christopher Hitchens (but a lot less believable) Miller tried to remake himself as a fire breathing conservative horrified by what he viewed as the treasonous behavior of liberals in reaction torture, the Iraq War, etc.
It was and is a pretty good act but I think that’s all it was. Miller was a third rate comic approaching hasbeenland fast and I believe this was his reaction, his desperate attempt to salvage his career.
And think this tells us a lot about him.
Truth is when he tells his new right wing jokes about the French being bags of scum and people trading Abu Ghraib photos as if they were trading cards and using words like towelhead and also mocking immigrants, I think he’s doing it because he knows he can make a career there. There are enough jingoistic right-wing racists in America to sustain a comedian’s career
So whatever Klu Klux Klan rally he’s addressing now, he’s a sad little man who mocks others in Hollywood but has for some time sported really bad hair plugs and now looks like Charles Manson’s child molester younger brother. He pitches tired insults at President Obama while just a few years ago he was licking the ass of George W Bush, the worst president of my lifetime perhaps of all time.
Dennis Miller is a pathetic piece of shit. I’d offer to beat the holy crap out of him if we ever met but he’s not worth the effort. It’s sad that the beautiful model in the Kajagoogoo 80’s video “Too Shy” married him….Hey maybe she’d like to have sex with a real man for a change!!???? I think being married to a turd like Dennis Miller would make a woman a bit desperate.