Last night’s game show contest featured Neal Brennan responding to a question by host Chris Hardwick about confession. “Forgive me father for I have sinned, I went to Catholic school growing up. While I was never molested, I did f*** a few priests.” Not surprisingly, he won the contest.
Crude, vulgar, bigoted—they are three terms that come quickly to mind. Another label, one that is not so obvious, is uncreative. Here’s why.
On the premier of his own show, which aired January 19, 2014, Brennan commented that he went to Catholic school for 12 years. “No, I didn’t get molested, I f***** a few priests, but I didn’t get molested.”
It tells us something about Viacom, which owns Comedy Central, that they are willing to bankroll these lazy writers. Are the creative talents in such short supply at Comedy Central that the writers have to go back to the sewer to deliver another assault on priests?
Contact Carl Folta, Executive VP, Viacom Communications: Carl.Folta@viacom.com