Posts Tagged ‘Massapequa’

Kilmeade: A Comedic Ringer

April 16, 2010

Thanks to Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson’s query today, co-host Brian Kilmeade’s “secret” is out. Long-time fans of the most popular cable morning news show have long been regaled by Brian who rarely, if ever, fails to amuse his audience: whether he is embarrassing Gretchen, piquing Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, or slapping Alisyn Camerota’s derriere, the Massapequa man-child generally coaxes a smile from even the most incorrigible curmudgeon. However, the author (and, perhaps, others) did not realize that the sports guy is a comedic ringer.

During an interview today of Chinese comic Joe Wong (who has a Ph.D. in biochemistry) by the F&F co-hosts, the truth was revealed. In the preface to a question to Wong, Brian riantly remarked, “We have a very similar background ’cause I also have a biochemistry degree I don’t use.” As Wong laughed, Gretchen turned to Brian and ingenuously queried, “Actually, you were a stand-up comedian: weren’t you?” Apparently, not willing to let his viewers in on that info, Brian evasively jested, “Uh, I was a biochemist.”

Actually, Gretchen was right. According to Brian’s Web site, he “has seven years of experience as a stand-up comedian.” Apparently, that is not counting his time at FNC.

Keep up the funny business, Brian. But, remember, the bar is now raised!

F&F: Home of the Birds & Weas(el)*

February 5, 2009

Fox & Friends co-anchor Brian Kilmeade inadvertently provided a new slogan for the show today: F&F: Home of the Birds and Weas(el). In an interview with Governor Ed Rendell, the Massapequa native continued to try to weasel out of his and fellow co-host Gretchen Carlson’s lost Giants/ Eagles wager with F&F Weekend co-anchor Clayton Morris. (Brian and Gretchen agreed to wear Eagle jerseys and sing the Eagle war anthem if the Eagles won).┬áBrian shamelessly stated, “Governor Rendell gave me a special governor’s exemption: we no longer have to fulfill out bet with the Philadelphia Eagles fight song.”

Gretchen chimed, “I wanted to do that.” That was news to F&F fans since Gretch “double downed” with Brian to get out of her lost Vikings/Eagles bet. Nevertheless, at the end of the segment, Gretch said, “Governor Ed Rendell, thanks for taking Brian out of the Eagles thing: I still might have to do the fight song.”

Perhaps, Gretch would prefer to be a red fox rather than a red squirrel.

*Steve Doocy went to the University of Kansas (Jayhawks); Gretchen Carlson went to Stanford University (Cardinal); and Brian Kilmeade went “Welch.”