Archive for June 8th, 2011

Weiner Scandal Good for Humor Economy

A&P Press, Wes Westrum

Chuck Hiller president of the International Brotherhood of Comedians & Storytellers (IBCS) local 106 announced today that the scandal surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner has been a boon for the comic and storytelling community, “Everybody’s benefited, guys who haven’t told a joke or a humorous story in years are now working thanks to this. It’s been a veritable gold rush of dick jokes, they just write themselves. The week of his (Weiner’s) denial was a godsend. It’s a robust humor economy now, thanks to Weiner. We can only hope that we get a Tiger Woods type scenario, with more and more women coming forward. That’s the dream.”