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Ron James Is Not Funny

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During the first intermission of tonight's pre-season Leaf game, I popped over to Canadian Thinker and read Fred's thoughts on comedian Ron James.

Fred doesn't think Ron James is funny.  I agree 100% with Fred.  I've never found Ron James to be the least bit funny, and after I saw him live in 2004 during a taping of the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, I wrote the following:

Mike Myers slipped into his "Scarborough accent" more than once and Ron James did his whole schtick in Newfie. And who the hell says Ron James is one of our funniest comedians? I can name at least 25 funnier Canadian comedians. I don't think I laughed out loud once during his entire set.

As Fred pointed out, CBC Television is replacing the unfunny Royal Canadian Air Farce with the unfunny Ron James.  It's as if the CBC is living in some bizarro world where the goal of prime time comedy is to induce boredom and annoy the viewer.

For a country that has produced more genuinely funny people per capita than any other nation, this is shameful.

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