WLS 'Jerry's Kidders' Take On Obama
July 18, 2008 at 3:49 PM (PT)
CITADEL Talk WLS-A/CHICAGO host JERRY AGAR took the recent NEW YORKER flap and articles about comics' seeming inability or unwillingness to direct their humor at BARACK OBAMA as a challenge, so on MONDAY (7/21), he'll being his comedian friends -- "JERRY'S KIDDERS" -- into the studio for an hour of OBAMA jokes. Comics KEN SEVARA, DOBIE MAXWELL and TIM SLAGLE, who appear every MONDAY on the show, will spend the 10-11a CT hour directing their comic barbs at the ILLINOIS Senator and Democratic presidential candidate.
"Our position is that no presidential candidate is above the mocking criticism that has become a part of American culture and communication," said AGAR. "If the late-night TV guys won’t do it, we will."