Editor’s note: Since this is GlennBeck.com and most of you are Glenn Beck fans (or people looking to pick a fight in the comments section), let me just get it out of the way and say this is going to be a very different review from what you’re going to see in the rest of the media. In other words, take this as a fan reviewing the show for fans.
On Thursday night, Glenn performed his Unelectable 2012 comedy show in front of a packed audience at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas. Alongside The B.S. of A.’s Brian Sack, Matt Fisher, and Jack Helmuth, Glenn excoriated politicians and the media to a chorus of cheers, laughs, and tears from the live audience. The show was simulcast to movie theaters across the country.
In the first half of the show, Jack and Matt played the roles of the “unbiased” journalists who were charged with moderating the debate between Brian and Glenn. And while Brian played the traditional politician, a very thinly veiled parody of Barack Obama, Glenn played himself, the everyday guy with common sense solutions that could never, ever get elected.
During the opening forty-five minutes, the Brian and Glenn were asked questions tackling everything from the economy, immigration, and the size of the federal government. In response to the questions, Brian would just ramble off empty platitudes and promises, never giving an honest answer (if he gave an answer at all). Meanwhile, Glenn delivered tangible solutions that were rooted in conservative values.
The back-and-forth between the two elicited a lot of laughs from the audience. One highlight was Brian’s solution to the immigration issue being to print off a giant banner that would read “Immi-GREAT-ion”, a new slogan that he claimed was testing well with voters. While Matt and Jack applauded the President’s great idea, Glenn couldn’t help but call out his idiocy and mock President Obama’s record on immigration to thunderous applause from the crowd.
As the comedy portion came to an end, Jack and Matt walked right past Glenn to hug President Sack and escort him off stage.
The rest of the evening saw Glenn speak for about an hour as he told stories covering that revolved around current events, history, and family.
At one point he took issue with President Obama’s new flag, which removes the stars in favor of the Obama symbol. The worst part? Obama’s tweet “A poster to say there are no red states or blue states, only the United States.”
“When did we start hating each other because they voted a different way? Be specific on why you have problems with people,” Glenn said at one point.
“We’re different, but it is that difference – it is the facet of the diamond that makes it so special. The more facets the more brilliant it becomes. E pluribus unum – from many, one,” Glenn said.
Glenn said that what the President seems to be forgetting is that we are a nation full of people who are different, unique, and have a variety of opinions. It is those differences that make America great.
During the show, Glenn also spent a lot of time discussing the relationship between Thomas Paine and George Washington, and how there different views on faith shaped their experiences during the revolutions in France and America.
He concluded with a touching story about taking his son to go see Spider-Man on Broadway, and how the show gave him a bonding experience with his son that he never had with his own father.
You can catch an encore of “Unelectable 2012” on September 25th in theaters across the country. Get the details HERE.