The Deacon's Bench

The Deacon's Bench

Anti-Catholic jab wins comedy prize

Not only that, it was delivered by a White House speechwriter.

From Politico:

Sparked by an impeccable impersonation of Arianna Huffington, White House speechwriter Jon Lovett took home the top honors at Washington’s annual “Funniest Celebrity” competition Thursday night.

“Sarah Palin as the next president of the United States?” asked Lovett. “I’m kidding, of course. I just think it’s going to be close.” With laughter still ringing throughout DC Improv, Lovett coughed up, “I’m going to be fired.”

His routine — ahem — touched on the recent controversy over Transportation Security Administration searches, and he joked that “Virgin Airlines had to change their name to ‘Technically Still a Virgin’ Airlines.”


“Everybody in Washington has been talking about the TSA,” said Lovett. “TSA has been kind of a big story lately. A lot of people tonight have made some jokes about the TSA; I am, too. I don’t understand what all the fuss is about, you know. First of all, these things are designed to keep us safe. Second of all, it’s giving a way for, you know, defrocked priests to get their lives back together, give back to the community, lend a … well, not lend a hand, but you know.”

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) took second place, buoyed by a tough critique of his own party. Noting the number of White House staffers in the crowd, Larsen said, “No one’s at the White House tonight — but how is that different than the last two years?”

There’s more, plus video, at the link.

Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.

Previous Posts

This blog is no longer active
This blog is no longer being actively updated. Please feel free to browse the archives or: Read our most popular inspiration blog See our most popular inspirational video Take our most popular quiz ...

posted 10:42:40pm Dec. 12, 2010 | read full post »

One day more
A reminder: "The Deacon's Bench" is closed! Please enjoy the archives! ...

posted 11:26:20pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Meet Montana's married priest
Earlier this week, I posted an item about Montana getting its first married priest. Now a local TV station has hopped on the bandwagon. Take a look, below. ...

posted 10:29:55pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Big day in the Big Easy: 10 new deacons
Deacon Mike Talbot has the scoop: 10 men today were ordained as Permanent Deacons for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. This group of men was formally selected on the day the evacuation of New Orleans began as Hurricane Katrina approached. The ...

posted 6:55:42pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Gaudete! And let's break out a carol or two...
"Gesu Bambino," anyone? This is one of my favorites, and nobody does it better than these gals: Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Staade. Enjoy. ...

posted 1:04:10pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.