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DC’s “Funniest” “Celebrity”: Kotecki Wuz Robbed!

Last night was the 15th annual “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity” competition and, after bombing for two years in a year, I decided to simply become a judge instead. (See my write up on last night’s event for the Washington Examiner here, including video and photos).

Suffice to say: Politico’s James Kotecki was the funniest, but some judges — *cough*Clements*cough*Jenkins*cough*Tumulty*cough*Carlson*cough* — were smitten by the star power of Mike Huckabee so the governor ended up winning (either that or someone did a really bad job tallying up the votes).

Some other funny media notes:

  • Want to know why David Shuster couldn’t perform and Chuck Todd couldn’t judge? Ask the bigwigs at NBC who forbade them from doing so at the last minute. (This Lame-O Factor could also explain why Shuster was recently told to can his regular light-hearted news segment).

  • What did Kotecki call Shuster during his routine? A dick? Tsk tsk…

  • Emcee Clarence Page paid tribute to two former Funniest Celebrity contestants — Tony Snow and Tim Russert — who passed away in the past year. “Despite the fact that they were journalists, they were good people.”

  • CNN’s Jamie McIntyre: “I have very low expectations for tonight. I just want to get through it and still have my job tomorrow.”

  • Bob Barr: “I like MSNBC. It’s like Fox, but without the ratings.”

    Check out Kotecki’s performance here.

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