Comedians Rail Against Tucker Carlson for Using Them in Fox Nation Comedy Doc
Fox News There’s comedy on the brain this week. Special performance by Roseanne Barr, Cancel thispremiered on Monday fox countryand on Wednesday, Tucker Carlson will debut his movie special that is sure to be extremely measured, The death of comedy? Carlson’s project seems to focus, as one might guess, on how censorship and subculture are killing comedy. However, it’s unclear from the show’s trailer exactly who Carlson interviewed for this particular show. And now, at least two comedians whose footage appears in the trailer appear to have called out Carlson on Twitter for using their image without permission.
The trailer opens with a brief moment of comedian Troy Bond stand up in which a scammer calls his joke racist, but it seems Bond isn’t happy about the inclusion. In a quote tweet of the trailer posted Tuesday, he wrote, “Hey @TuckerCarlson Go eat a green M&M, you bastard. It’s funny when you’re making a comedy documentary that the right doesn’t know how to do. You used my clip (without permission) and now I will join ANTIFA to retaliate.”
Comedian and TV writer Nimesh Patel appeared in The death of comedy? The trailer is only for a short moment as well. In a video clip from an interview he gave Joe Rogan, Patel describes someone’s belief that he has no “right” to make a joke. On Tuesday, Patel tweeted his belief that Carlson’s special was “nonsense.”
in one Reply directly to Carlson opening with “Hey clown,” Patel wrote that Carlson “only used my Rogan clip because I said no to your producer.”
“Comedy is thriving,” Patel wrote in one quote tweets of the trailer from his verified account. “There’s a reason I didn’t @TuckerCarlson back in 2018 – no one here is a martyr for comedy. Everyone who appeared in this trailer sold out in theaters and made $$$, myself included. Stop this fake victim, Doctor.” in one next tweet, Patel wrote that Carlson “was a loser. Lament about destroying culture while making millions spew loosely covered propaganda. Get off your own dick Tucker.
Meanwhile, other comedians point out that Carlson’s documentary seems to focus almost exclusively on white comedians. “I guess comedy seems dead when you only talk to male comics,” a long time conan writer Laurie Kilmartin tweetedwhile Renowned comedian Jena Friedman more“My heart goes out to any comic that accidentally ended this.”
Carlson, as we know it, was a great fighter against the cancel culture. His the battle for the sex appeal of green M&M, as Bond quotes it, quickly became one of the most absurd and unfortunate pop culture controversies of 2022. Earlier this year, M&M’s staged a PR stunt meant to mock the melee of 2022. Carlson, “revealed” that Maya Rudolph intervened to replace the fighting M&M spokesperson. the story only culminates with a Super Bowl “Press Conference” that saw spokespeople reinstated after Rudolph screwed up the job.
Something tells us we won’t see Rudolph on Carlson’s special—but if she’s too desperate, she can always fire up her LinkedIn and sign up for a gig. Free comedy with Gutfeld! We’re sure they’ll be very lucky to have her, especially since comedy may be dying out.