A Series of Ill-Advised Heath Ledger Jokes.
Tuesday, January 22nd 2008. A chronology:
12:30 Heath Ledger is found dead in his Manhattan apartment.
3:00 Kurt, Eric and I start re-writing Kurt’s monologue for the night’s show, using Ledger’s passing as the funny.
3:30 We suddenly have a dozen new jokes to choose from. The rest of the monologue is thrown out.
7:00 Things spiral out of control. More people get involved. The entire sketch is thrown out and re-written.
11:00 Kurt goes on stage.
11:05 Kurt leaves the stage. He shouts “GET A NEW AUDIENCE!”
Fred’s response – “I think we’ll have to.”