Monday, April 26, 2010

The 11 O'Clock News Promo as a Source For Comic Material

In my quest to someday become a viable comedian I have stumbled upon a real treasure trove. I'm speaking of the short five-to-ten second promo they do on my local TV stations for the 11 o'clock news, which usually ends with 'News at eleven!'
The reason I think its such a gold mine is that there really is no good news to report that late at night. Instead they bombard you with a host of no-shit-sherlock moments and bank on the fact that you won't know the difference.

Here's a few of my favorites; if you've got some of your own -- post them in the comments section.

West Virginia Social Worker claims incest rates are skyrocketing
in the wake of state sponsored home-schooling initiative.
News at eleven!

Goldman-Sachs charged with securities fraud. Other banks may soon be charged.
News at eleven!

Local child chokes on hot-dog at country fair.
News at eleven!

Man who won free McDonalds food for a year -- now weighs over 800 pounds.
News at eleven!

Real-estate lobbyist fights to stop traffic decongestion initiative.
News at eleven!

Authorities believe alcohol consumption may have played a role in tragic hunting accident.
News at eleven!

Tornado Strikes Funeral Home.
First responders say all occupants may be dead.
News at eleven!


Blogger Michael Cummings said...

where has the voice of john gone???

12:58 PM  

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