At its recent winter meeting, the Country Music Awards Show Comedy Writers Association (CMASCWA) determined that Kanye West’s 2009 interruption of Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards acceptance is still suitable joke material for the 2011 season. Despite objections that the subject matter is beyond stale from two writers who also pen shows for Comedy Central, the resolution passed 54-2.
The contingent for the CMT awards show – this year’s version is yet to be named – pushed especially hard to get the resolution passed. Jim Tompkins of CMT, writer for such “music-related entertainment” shows as The Singing Bee and the new original series Working Class, remarked: “Kanye jokes are timeless. I’ve never heard his music, but the guy is a wealth of material… Kanye West hates country people, lol.” (Editor’s Note: “lol” was actually spoken aloud.)
Attending representatives for Taylor Swift were disappointed, having lobbied for months to have the “Kanye interrupts” humor banned. “Look, we loved all the attention for a while, and portraying Taylor as a victim was admittedly our M.O. for a time, but we’re all pretty much sick of it now,” asserted Swift brand manager Melinda Anderson. “It’s no longer amusing to anyone with an IQ over 90.”
“Kanye West quips are so freaking funny,” laughed blue collar comedian Bill Engvall, who also writes material for CMT and Fox’s American Country Awards show. “They never get old! Bristol Palin, I’mma let you finish, but Jerry Rice was the greatest Dancing With the Stars contestant ever! Haha.”
Other joke material approved for ongoing writer usage includes the relative heights of Trace Adkins and Jimmy Dickens, TSA pat-downs, dead birds, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga’s apparel, why the chicken crossed the road and Blake Shelton’s drunken tweets. Not approved were LeAnn Rimes’ adultery, Sarah Palin, Kid Rock’s stench, Kenny Rogers’ plastic face and how country has become an old folks home for has-been rock stars.
Legislation presented by the Comedy Central duo in favor of finding hosts who are actually funny was not allowed to be brought to vote before the closing of the session.