I keep recording “Huckabee”, Mike Huckabee’s talk show on the Fox News Channel, because it really is comedy gold. There is so much funny stuff in there that I’d like to write about. I really wish I could sit all the way through an episode and record all of the humor for you.

Of course, it isn’t intended to be comedy. But every time I watch it I end up laughing my ass off.

It is really low budget – like one of those day-time talk shows or one of those infomercials you see late at night. It has a studio audience of about 50 people who cheer enthusiastically every time Mike brings his wife out to talk about Jesus or the evil gays or christian home schooling or whatever the topic of the day is.

I really wish I could watch the show all the way through and pick out some really funny things to post about but it is just SO painful to watch.

Yes, it makes me laugh. But it’s like the way I laughed at Borat or the way I laugh when I watch The Office.

It’s the kind of laughter that makes me get up off the couch and walk to the kitchen even though I’m not hungry. It’s uncomfortable laughter. It’s painful laughter. It’s this-is-going-to-be-really-funny-later-but-I-don’t-want-to-watch-it-now laughter.

Eventually I’ll get around to posting some video of this disaster of a show. But for now I’ll just give you one small quote that I just heard that might help you understand why I can’t watch more than a minute or so of this show at a time.

For a little context, the episode was about a. the war on christmas b. some poor, unemployed, good-christian gal who gave Mike her wedding ring as a campaign contribution and c. the auto bail out.

Right before the final musical number, Mike said this:

“Far better than a government bail out is a God bail out… His approach really isn’t a bail out at all. It’s a bail in.”

And then the “band” was introduced. But it wasn’t actually a band at all. Instead it was Mike (on bass) and a bunch of Fox News Employees murdering Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’. Talk about a war on Christmas!