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Posts Tagged ‘Bob Barr’

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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    Separated At Birth: Armstrong Williams

    Armstrong Williams is this week’s Separated at Birth.

    According to MyHeritage.com’s nifty face recognition database:

    Williams…
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    (AP Photo)

    …looks like, Spike Lee?
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    Harry Truman?
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    And, thanks to a reader’s keen eye, Bob Barr?
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    (Photo Credit)

    Did you miss our earlier Separateds? Or just want to see them again? Check out Howard Kurtz, Tony Kornheiser, John Harris, Len Downie, David Corn, Bob Woodward, Jeff Zeleny, John McCaslin, John Hendren, Lesley Lopez, Elizabeth Shogren, Norah O’Donnell, Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, Brit Hume, Wolf Blitzer and David Gregory