I second your notion, Aaron, that Fey isn’t so funny anymore. (Was she, ever? OK, I guess, on occasion.) This blurb in the Washington Post points out that an executive producer at PBS defended their editing of her overtly political remarks while receiving the Mark Twain award saying “It was not a political decision” and “we had zero problems with anything she said.”
Not only do her comments fly in the face of the kind of humor Mark Twain espoused — he was subtle, memorable, and witty — but they seem to wholly contradict the educational, kids-first message PBS embraces and spreads via its programming.
Makes me want to think twice about letting my kids watch their favorite early-morning PBS shows: Curious George and SuperWhy.