03/15/14 - 10:01pm
It happens all too often: I’m on TV, cracking wise about something that’s happening in the wild and wacky world of Washington, and the anchor just doesn’t get it. The sarcasm goes right over his or her head. It can mean one of three things: I’m not funny, the person has had a humor-gland removal, or all of the above. One program moderator — who shall remain nameless, because I need the work — said to me on the air, “I never know whether you’re making a joke or not.” In fact, usually, it’s both. This can be a grimly absurd place.