Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Rich Little to Host WHCA Dinner (Or, W-to-the-T-to-the-F)

Like a fucking magnum of chloroform. (image via cbc)

What is this? 1978? Is that the soundtrack to Hawaii-Five-O playing in the background? Is someone passing an STD to someone in a disco? What the fuck are the White House Correspondents Dinner peeps thinking? (Besides dumbing down the joint after Steven Colbert killed -- link via wonkette)

Rich Little? On the biggest night of the year for the White House Press Corps? Aw, hell goddamn no. From TheExaminer (via fishbowlny):

"He does a mean Ronald Reagan impersonation and his imitation of Richard Nixon is legendary. In fact, Canadian comedian and impersonator Rich Little can do impersonations of everyone from Miss Piggy to Henry Kissinger, Arnold Schwarzenegger to Elvis Presley."

Rich Little has as much edge as a cup of Djarleeng tea.

"And on April 21, Little will be able to show off his impersonation of George W. Bush to the commander in chief himself. Little has been tapped by the White House Correspondents Association to be the featured entertainer at its annual dinner, one of the biggest nights each year for official Washington."


"Washingtonians will be able to relive a bit of history when Little comes to town, as he can do impersonations of every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy. Little has been a television staple since the 1970s, making countless appearances on variety shows featuring Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason and Dean Martin."

Please kill me.

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