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Posted on 09/01/2004 9:29:23 AM PDT by Area Freeper
Comedians always seem to think they're right. And one small but growing group is right politically speaking.
Though a lot of comics and entertainers have lately been taking potshots at the president and the war he waged in Iraq, a number of right-leaning, conservative comedians have found their voices and started talking back.
A group of conservative comics billing themselves as The Right Stuff have been traveling around the country and are in New York this week to get laughs out of Republican delegates at the convention.
Another of the new breed is Brad Stine, a politically conservative Christian who weaves both elements of his value system into his act.
"I'm a conservative comedian one of two known to exist in the Western hemisphere," Stine deadpanned in a phone interview. "I'm very pro-America, very patriotic. I use my time on stage to say how great the country is as opposed to saying how bad it is."
Entertainers like Stine and those in the Right Stuff troupe are capitalizing on the upsurge in the "God Bless America" sentiment that swelled with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
"It's 'in' right now to be pro-U.S.," said psychologist Steven M. Sultanoff, the former president of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. "There's been a resurgence of a lot of basic family values. That's become the politically 'in' thing a return to conservatism."
Stine, for his part, did the struggling Hollywood comedian routine before moving to Nashville (the "Christian Hollywood," as he calls it) and booking shows for the Promise Keepers and other primarily Christian audiences.
The targets of his jokes are the cast of characters you might expect: atheists, animal rights activists, the politically correct, "fanatical left-leaners," gun control advocates, divorcees and, yes, France but Stine means
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Have you ever seen "Tough crowd" on the comedy channel?
Collin Quinn is the host. He's a pretty conservative guy and does all the USO type tours. The show usually has two liberals and two conservative comedians commenting on current events. It's usually pretty funny unless Janene Godawfulho or Frankenberry is on.
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Posted on 12/30/2003 7:22:17 PM CST by Valin
September 4, 2003
Note very long piece...but well worth the time.
Steve has been known to lurk here.
Quotes like this make you really take your hat off to Dan Quayle, who was darn-near crucified by the MSM for bringing the phrase "family values" into the political discourse.
Thanks Dan, you were right about Murphy Brown and you are right today!
Somebody needs to clue this guy in. We're not pro-family, conservative and pro-USA because it's fashionable, but rather because it's right. (Whether we are comedians or not)
Colin Quin is a Libertarian. There is a HUGE difference.
Why is this not clear to so many people here?
For example, the show "Banannas" on PAX's Columbus, Ohio station...
Our church sponsored a "men's night out" where Brad Stine was the entertainer, and he was great!!
Doesn't mean he isn't conservative. I'm a conservative libertarian myself.
Hip to be square placemarker.
I saw Brad Stine at the Promise Keepers in Atlanta - he's really very good: funny, Christian, and patriotic can all meld together...
Colin Quinn is a libertarian Libertarian. I don't know what you are, but if you are socially liberal and fiscally conservative you are probably a Libertarian. There is nothing technically wrong with this, but it is always good to be able identify yourself.
A thread on right thinking comedians would be incomplete without a shout out to Larry The Cable Guy - "Git R Done"!
I saw Brad Stine at a PK rally. Hilarious guy. And smart.
Maybe the first comedian ever to quote C.S.Lewis in his act.
I saw Stine at PK in Charleston WV. He was very funny there as well.
Yeah, so the difference is, Colin Quin means it? Sometimes I think the only difference between republicans and libertarians are the RINOS.
There probably wouldn't even be an LP if it weren't for RINOS.
Colin Quinn is pro-abortion and pro drug use. He is frequently guilty of class warfare. He is frequently quite amusing, but the conservative description does not fit.
At least 45% of libertarians are pro-LIFE, and being anti-drug war doesn't mean you're pro-drug.
Colin's show is a riot though... who is that goofy looking carnival freak guy who is always making fun of himself and letting the others make him the butt of thier jokes... poor guy, he cracks me up! LOL!
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