Dennis Miller – He just isn’t funny anymore

This post was written by marc on March 14, 2004
Posted Under: Politics

Watching Dennis Miller is sad these days. I remember him back when he used to be funny – before he became Bush’s bitch for CNBC. Dennis Miller is so unfunny that the actually have to pay people to be in his audiance and laugh at him. Swear to koresh its true. The studio ran and ad on Craigs List paying people $15 to sit in his audience and laugh and clap for him.

I’m sitting here watching him trying to find something funny and is just isn’t happening for me. All I can see is Bush’s hand up his butt working his mouth like a puppet. Don’t they have any comedy writers for him? The camera pans to the audience where most of them arent clapping – but looking guilty like that might not get the $15 unless they do what the sign tells them to do.

Dennis Millers show is about as real as the Bush economic recovery – or weapons of mass destruction. Hey baby – we’re all going to Mars! Dennis Miller used to laugh at people who are like he is now. Now he’s one of them. He’s a zombie!

Dennis – my pity goes out to you man for being so pathetic. What does it feel like for a comedian to have to hire an audiance and pay people to laugh at you? I mean – isn’t that the very definition of LOSER? Good luck reclaiming your soul someday.


Here’s the ad:

Reply to:
Date: 2004-03-09, 3:27PM PST

Audience work, one hour tape time, cash pay at end of show. Tapes 3/10, 3/11, and 3/12(1:45pm). Reply to, incude contact number, nationality, and age or age range(submit photo if possible).

Thanks Brandon @ SRO
Compensation: $15 FLAT RATE

Reader Comments

Who is Dennis Miller?

Written By Andrea on March 15th, 2004 @ 1:44 pm

i agree Dennis Miller isnt funny anymore and last time I seen him on HBO he looked like he was in need of a new hair stylist and tailor.

Written By I hate Rodeo on March 16th, 2004 @ 11:52 am

Tried out his CNBC show a while ago. Found it to be very biased and not entertaining enough to be worth the time.

Written By Alex Libman on March 16th, 2004 @ 10:21 pm

He is a total and complete bore.

Written By k on March 27th, 2004 @ 7:09 pm

Dennis Miller hasn’t been funny since he got made fun of in high school

Written By mnicolella on April 10th, 2004 @ 9:24 pm

Hi I sent the following letter to Dennis and then I stumbled on your entry. Now I know why the audience was laughing but I am not. (Maybe if he could send me $15 I would laugh, too).

Hi Dennis,

Your rants used to fill me with blissful peels of extreme enjoyment and laughter. Now my disappointment when I try to watch your show for more than five minutes turns my stomach. At first I was excited to see you again. That is, until I watched and a smirk didn’t even once cross my face.

Just out of curiosity, did you lose your sense of humour when you became a right wing nut job or after? Why you would support this elitist rich boy fundamentalist President, Drunky McSnortsalot, and his coterie of nasty characters is so way beyond me. Oh yeah, that BRAVE warrior has made us all safer–well, after he ran and hid in his reinforced hole. I thought you would be smart enough to see through this idiot and his profiteering slime gang. We wouldn’t be in this mess if King Georgie I hadn’t been dealing with and supporting all these nasty despotic crazies in other lands in the first place. Are the Bushies going to let you into the club and give you some sweet deals with the Saudis, those lovely pillars of democracy, too?

How much does one get for selling out anyway? I’ve got student loans to consider.

– Scott

Written By Scott on May 19th, 2004 @ 8:51 pm

Dennis Miller didn’t stop being funny… you just don’t like his opinions. The guy will be remembered long after all of you are gone as a comic genius. He was great on SNL during his weekend update stint…and he continues to be a unique political voice today. So he agrees with Bush…big deal. Get over yourselves.

Written By Ray on June 14th, 2004 @ 11:41 pm

Yes, it’s true. The once biting and amusing wise-ass Dennis Miller has lost all his bite. I’m not saying this because he has gone conservative, but because he has become a stooge for the Republican party.

I’m sure the conservative media inhaled a breath of surprised excitement when they learned that Miller had crossed over and joined the GOP. They were probably thinking “Finally! We’ve got one of those cool, hip guys on our side!” Sure enough, Miller turned out to be yet another old fart.

Miller’s descent into ugly false nationalism proves once again that while Republicans may be skilled at many things, one thing a conservative can NEVER do is make someone else laugh.

Dennis, it’s impossible to be funny when your primary motive is to act as cheerleader.

Written By Josh on July 14th, 2004 @ 12:12 pm

This has nothing to do with him not being funny anymore, and everything to do with his political choices. I feel the same way about Al Franken, I used to think he was one of the funniest guys out there.When I see him now I want to puke, now he seems ugly, angry, petty, and completely unfunny.

Written By Joey on September 3rd, 2004 @ 5:48 pm

Thank You for your honesty!

Written By brian on September 19th, 2004 @ 8:44 pm

Note to Ray:

Dennis Miller is no comic genius, and he will not be remembered next year, let alone in 10 years. Dennis’s “talent” was talking over people’s heads, not communicating, which is what comedy is about. He does write some clever jokes, and is entitled to his opinions; the reason most comics criticize bush is that bush is a complete liar, and comics like to express the truth. They made fun of clinton too, but mostly monica lewinsky jokes. And weren’t we better off when that harmless lie was the big controversy.

think a little bitter harder before you express yourself, Ray.

Written By ron on August 24th, 2005 @ 5:34 pm

Dennis Miller is not, nor was he ever, funny. He is a pseudo-elitist, spouting off obscure references from a pre-written spiel made to look spontaneous. I remember his attempt at live funny-ness years ago while “reporting” for Comedy Central on the Gore/Bush elections. While Chris Rock and Bill Maier were, indeed, funny, Dennis came off as a crack-adled dipshit. What, Dennis, no references to Waterloo or Noel Coward? Oh yeah, you didn’t have a script.

Written By jason on October 25th, 2005 @ 8:44 am

Dennis Miller is mean-spirited. But I think the deal with him is that he simply is not very bright.

Written By infotrad on June 4th, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

Dennis Miller was a comic genius back in the days of SNL and his rants back then were quite funny even though they were way over the heads of the common “joe”. Over the years his rants became more and more like a grudge match competition between a dictionary and a thesaurus. He lost most of his audience during these frenzied rants as half of Americans could tell what the hell he was talking about, the other half didn’t agree with him.

Then onward into the 90’s and beyond Mr. “Now I don’t want to get off on a rant here” somehow became the #1 comic for right wing ultra conservatives. He started going further in each rant to defend billionaires and politicians who the majority of Americans don’t like. It doesnt take a Dennis Miller I.Q. to realize most comedians favor a liberal attitude because the media is generally liberal.

No one can relate to Dennis Miller anymore. I dont even think Dennis Miller can relate to Dennis Miller anymore. Does Dennis have Cheney money? Then why the hell in his jokes does he act like he does. Who can relate to humor directed to millionaires/billionaires, pro-war advocates, anti-abortion fundamentalists, and G.W. Lovers.

Yes Dennis has finally hung himself with his own rope of oh so whitty and staunchy ultra-conservative intellectualism. Let’s cut his lifeless comic routine down and bury it forever!

Written By max on September 27th, 2006 @ 9:42 am

You are correct. But you know what, I saw Dennis Miller on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and do you know that the word “Republican” did not make it past his weak lips? He is ashamed–he jumped on the wrong horse (Jon even jokingly mentioned it) and now he is a LIBERTARIAN!
This is the new definition of Libertarian: A failed Republican; A Republican who voted for Bush and regrets it deeply; An embarrassed Republican…

Written By Vrob125 on October 3rd, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

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