- English comedian Paul O’Grady should have known better. He tried to enter the United States with a “funny accent” and was stopped in Miami by our security officials as a suspected “illegal alien” from Cuba. It was a close call. We came within feet of O’Grady unleashing English humor on U.S. soil. (OK, he does not have a Cockney accent, but it sure ain’t good American talkin’).
O’Grady says that he was told that he was suspected of being an illegal from Cuba due to his accent.
The problem is that he was ultimately released into the country to undermine our indigenous comedians with his foreign humor and one-liners. If Homeland Security had simply looked down the list they would have seen that two slots below “illegal alien” is another barred category for “English comedian.”
Fortunately, I am at the beach with my family in a remote spot. However, the rest of you are vulnerable to Benny-Hill-Monty-Python-Mr.-Bean-type attacks. The following video contains disturbing images, but I feel that it is important for Turley blog readers to know what they are facing:
God help us all.
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