Monday, April 12, 2010

What Do Sarah Palin and Lolene the 9" Hooker Have in Common?



TINA FEY!

Tina Fey is arguably the very best comedy talent in the world today.

Once upon a time we had other comedic political commentators. Will Rogers in the 1930's, Bob Hope in the 40's and 50's. Today we have Letterman, Leno and a few other notables. But it's Tina Fey who captures the biggest spotlight in the genre.

Never has a comedian so captured a political character so perfectly as Tina Fey's interpretation of Sarah Palin. She has rewritten the book on these interpretations in that when the real Palin appears publicly, the real Palin seems to be doing an interpretation of Tina Fey! This is how masterful Tina Fey is in presenting the on-going JOKE that IS SARAH PALIN.

Last Saturday night Tina Fey returned to SNL with new Palin material and a new character, Lolene, the 9" hooker who longs to be the best prostitute in all Paris.

Fey took her audience to 'Palin's' next career moves in such shows as "Are You Smarter Than a Half-Term Governor" on the new 'Palin Network'. Fey's Palin Character has no redeeming value or virtues. 'She's' just there in your face with that 'screeched out' voice.

Fey then took the audience to a brand new character. Lolene, an off the wall, floundering, funny-sad 9" hooker who is trying hard to become the best hooker in all of Paris in a raucous introduction of what may become Tina Fey's signature sketch character in years to come. It is here we see Fey's true genius. What may have been missed through the laughter is that Fey took her 'Palin', turned it inside-out, and 'Lolene' was born....a tiny, ignorant, dumb person trying to accomplish the 'impossible' in her simple world in which she can never really perform with any kind of competency. This struggle brings 'Lolene' some sympathy and an arc of pathos which gives this character substance. Only a great talent in the form of Tina Fey can reach this kind of brilliant comedy.

When Sarah Palin is long gone and in the trash heap of other colorful politicians, Tina Fey's 'Palin' and now 'Lolene' will still be with us. See these things on YOUTUBE, you'll love it.

J.

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