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(Not) Very Funny: ‘Comedian’ Frank Caliendo To Host NASCAR Banquet


Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one? In one of the most God-awful pairings since, um, Captain met Tennille (?), funnyman (to the clinically insane)  Frank Caliendo has been tabbed to host the season-ending NASCAR banquet on December 4th at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Caliendo, a noted impressionist, was featured in several videos at last year’s awards ceremony. He has appeared at postseason events for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

I love how the writer felt compelled to point out that Caliendo is a “noted impressionist.” When a person feels the need to bust out the word “noted” when describing a person or what they have done, it’s usually not a good sign. Think about it. Whenever a writer elects to use that word, either that person (or the general population for which they are writing) look down upon what that person does with such disdain, they feel the need to not even refer to what they do without qualifying it first. You will never read a story about “noted psychopath” Charles Manson or “noted douchetard” Jay Mariotti: it’s simply “psychopath Charles Manson” or “douchetard Jay Mariotti.”

And I would like to see the Venn Diagram illustrating where the two populations of “NASCAR fans” and “Frank Caliendo fans” intersect. It’s amazing any of them are still alive. You would think they would have wandered into traffic and been killed by now.

No, no, no. This isn’t good – not good at all. This is far beyond Bad Idea Jeans. This is like buying a pair of Bad Idea Jeans and suffering a horrible, bloody laceration after getting your cock caught in the zipper.

Comedian Caliendo will host NASCAR banquet [Sporting News/AP]