Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have great teams of comedy writers. In fact, I never realized how many writers it takes to do those shows until I saw them all trot out on stage a while back at some awards ceremony. It looked like a fraternity reunion up there.
But really, they’re all a bunch of hacks compared to the comedy writers for North Korea. Those guys have established a character for North Korea as a Stalinist, 1950s-era totalitarian state out of touch with the times and the world, and they have it DOWN.
This week, they’re taking on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, critiquing her for “vulgar remarks” that prove “she is by no means intelligent.”
“We cannot but regard Mrs. Clinton as a funny lady as she likes to utter such rhetoric, unaware of the elementary etiquette in the international community. Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,” a Foreign Ministry official said, putting Samantha Bee and John Oliver to shame.
I smell an Emmy. Or at the very least a People’s Choice Award for the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.