People frequently think that funny people are smart people.
In fact, I personally used my sense of humor to launch my career. A group of lawyers assumed I was a quick study as well as a quick wit and promoted me.
I’m been a fan of comedians who not only ARE smarter than the rest of us (Stewart, Colbert, Oliver) but don’t get all sanctimonious about the fact.
So I’m not a big fan of Bill Maher as a general rule. But with this piece of “New Rules” he nailed it.
I knew giving everybody a trophy would come back and bite us in the ass.