Very interesting take on Eastwood’s “meandering” act

Jackie Mason, widely regarding as one of the greatest stand up comedians of all time, dubbed Eastwood’s RNC performance “absolutely brilliant” and “perfectly conceived.”

“I thought it was absolutely brilliant and all these commentators that are fiddling with it sound like idiots to me. They are trying to intellectualize it, interpreting it because it was too much comedy, it was inappropriate, it was insulting, it was bad taste. And these people are absolutely nuts.”

“Clint Eastwood was trying to do one thing. He was trying to do a comedy routine and it was a brilliantly conceiving comedy routine. And he purposely put on an act of being a little frazzled, of being a little old, to make it sound like he wasn’t being intentionally abusive or directly attacking anybody.”

“And this was so artfully, perfectly conceived.”

“His purpose was to entertain the audience”

“Each one of his lines had a huge insane laugh. The audience loved every minute of it.”

“If you read it you’ll find every joke was exactly to the point, very sharp commentary.”

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2 responses to “Very interesting take on Eastwood’s “meandering” act

  1. Thanks for this, Chrissy. This is a very authoritative take on Eastwood’s gamble, and very timely given all the bloviating going on. And I think Jackie’s right!


    • chrissythehyphenated

      It made a lot of sense to me too, especially since I recently saw him interviewed about his latest movie project. His thoughts were clear and his voice was strong. He’s an actor. Obviously he can do “old and rambly” if that’s what he chooses to do.