New York – Greg Jeffrey, a stand-up comedian and freelance comedy writer, is concerned about the wealth of obvious puns available to him and other comedians as a result of the much-publicized scandal involving New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.
“It’s like, I don’t trust it,” Jeffrey said. “I mean, it’s there for the taking, but it’s too obvious. It’s too easy. It feels like a trap.”
Other comedians agreed. Mitch Hargerson, a former writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, said he was tempted to write jokes about the Weiner scandal that took advantage of the congressman’s name, but then thought better of it.
“I was right there, right on the edge,” he said. “But then my alarm bells went off and these huge red flags were screaming, ‘Too easy! Too easy! Pull back!’ So I went back to Sarah Palin. She never disappoints.”