Emmy Live Blog V: Anti-Humor
Coming in to make the reality hosts look better are Kathy Griffin and Don Rickles, who will be playing at a dinner theater near you soon in Griffin and Rickles: A Symphony of Suck. I did appreciate Griffin's geeky enthusiasm about being on-stage with an idol (she's normally so self-involved that it was neat to see her break out of her smug shell) but man, if I were to put together a tag team of the unfunny, I could not do better than the Academy just did.
On the other hand, Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth are delightful, especially since the utterly deadpan Mr. Harris just took down Howie Mandel with the quickness of a ninja. How about making Dr. Horrible next year's host?