Heeeere's Glenn! When the Lunatic Fringe Tries Comedy

He's not a comedian, but Glenn Beck is funny. Which is a relief, since he's a little nuts too

Illustration by John Ueland for Time; Beck: Evan Agostini / AP

There's a particular thrill in seeing an amateur attempt your job. Especially when that job is comedy and the amateur is a Fox News personality. So when I heard Glenn Beck was doing a weeklong, six-city Common Sense Comedy Tour, my funniness ranking went up without my having to do anything. Beck, after all, is known for ranting, and sometimes crying, to a massive audience about how our country is approaching the End of Days. This is less the stuff of comedy than the stuff the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives likes to keep tabs on....

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