Wanda Sykes Takes on Sean Hannity’s Promise to be Waterboarded

Comedian Wanda Sykes performed at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and while she did a great job poking fun at the Obama’s some her best material was reserved for Sean Hannity and his offer to be waterboarded for charity. Check out the video.

Here is the video:

Wanda joked, “Sean Hannity said that he was going to get waterboarded for charity for our armed forces. He hasn’t done it yet I see. Talking about he can take a waterboarding, please,ok you might be able to get waterboarded by somebody he knows and trusts, but let somebody from Pakistan waterboard him, or let Keith Olbermann waterboard him. He can’t take a waterboarding. I can break Sean Hannity by giving him a middle seat in coach.”

Notice that a minority in the crowd groaned over her Rush Limbaugh jokes, and calling Rush the 20th hijacker maybe went a little too far, but nobody seemed to fear or respect Sean Hannity. It is obvious that Hannity’s offer to let himself be waterboarded has literally become a joke. I wouldn’t trust Olbermann to waterboard Hannity because he would definitely use “harsh interrogation tactics.”

I thought Wanda Sykes was very good at the dinner. Her humor about Obama was funny, but she is right it is tough to make fun of the guy. He doesn’t present as easy of a target as Clinton and the Bushes did. The White House Correspondents Dinner is a tough gig for comedians because it is a bipartisan audience that sometimes causes them to tone their act down too much. Sykes worked a lot cleaner than usual, but she still was funny, which isn’t always a given with modern comedians.

5 Replies to “Wanda Sykes Takes on Sean Hannity’s Promise to be Waterboarded”

  1. One Million Strong For Waterboarding Sean Hannity!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=88950508880&ref=mf

    This group was created for the sole purpose of ensuring that Sean Hannity fulfills his commitment to undergo waterboarding for charity. Keith Olbermann has pledged $1,000 for every second Hannity can last. The stakes are big. Let’s make them bigger by adding some good, old-fashioned peer-pressure.

    Send an invitation to anyone who you think might join!

  2. It seems everyday we discover a corrupt ,traitor, lying, anti -America and anti -military democrats. Remember Blago,Rangel,Geithner,Sebelius,Daschle,Bill Richardson,Lying weasel Dodd ,homo queen congresswoman Barney Frank, AIG,carmakers bailout,Stimulus bills with porks,banking bailout at the order of Franks to let Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lend mortgage loan to people who can’t pay,ACORN,UAW . I bet that if we waterboard all the republicans and the democrats the lying/corruption ratio would be 100 corrupt democrats for every 1 corrupt republican. Help me get more corrupt republican names so that we can lower the high lying/corruption rate of the democrats.

  3. You are delusional if you can’t think of any corrupt republicans. Most of the bush administration, most of the people that didn’t get re-elected. Such as Tom DeLay, Cunningham, Craig, that cry baby from Alaska, Santorum, Boehner, Palin, what was the name of the guy who was sexually harassing the male interns? I didn’t realize that AIG was democrat, or wall street for that matter. And what about the scandals the right wing media pundits have?

  4. Anonymous on Mon,
    Like most repugs you TOTALLY missed the point, TOTALLY. You hear a little, infer a lot and jump to a loud brash uniformed conclusion. Point is, Hannity VOLUNTEERED to be waterboarded. No one forced him to volunteer. He said he would do it for charity, for military families. He said it, did he mean what he said, or was it just another loud brash uniformed conclusion. Regarding others in DC, I won’t even go into the anti human rights violatons, lies for greed and power, manipulations, mutilation of the US constitution, obfuscation and just plain bad judgment we experienced during this last 8 years.

  5. Mr. Anonymous:

    >>It seems everyday we discover a corrupt ,traitor, lying, anti -America and anti -military democrats. Remember Blago,Rangel,Geithner,Sebelius,Daschle,Bill Richardson,Lying weasel Dodd ,homo queen congresswoman Barney Frank, AIG,carmakers bailout,Stimulus bills with porks,banking bailout at the order of Franks to let Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lend mortgage loan to people who can’t pay,ACORN,UAW .

    Please keep up your looney rants. You just add to the already-exploding perception more and more of the country have regarding the current Republican Party.

    Anyone with half a brain and some semblance of moderation and judgment is lumped into “hippie, commie god-hating, troop-hating liberals” by the current crop of the Republican Party.

    Colin Powell is against you feeble-minded people now; even Arlen Specter left your party. Your party now consists of crazies like Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann-McCarthy.

    Oh, and the Jesus Freaks. Wait–not just the Jesus Freaks because even they are too moderate for your party now. You guys only want the Rapture Freaks!

    Keep it up, Mr. Anonymous and the rest of your sad ilk in the Republican Party. You guys are well on your way to being a regional party, consisting of possibly six states–Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, West Virginia, Texas, Alaska and South Carolina. Not exactly a winsome, attractive palate of states there…

    Even Iowa, Florida, North Carolina and Minnesota are moving away from you.

    So keep it up! Keep being angry; keep being hateful; keep being bigots; keep calling everyone with any moderation leftist socialists; keep doing all you’re doing!

    I thank you in advance for being the best recruiters and builders of the Democratic Party.

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