We're with Brummett. Stephens Colbert scored in his routine before the White House correspondents' dinner last weekend. Those who weren't laughing were bleeding from lancing criticism.
But, in the end, the biggest problem last Saturday night was that these White House correspondents take themselves and this annual event entirely too seriously. It's a bad idea, humor among the humor-deprived.
Colbert's act went right over the audience's head, in part because the audience's head was inserted elsewhere in the audience's body, speaking of things you might have seen at a Cirque de Soleil.
These are media hacks and politicos trying too hard one night a year to go Hollywood.