When is funny not funny? When it crosses over into the cruel, the petty, the ever-so unkind.
Just ask White House press secretary Sean Spicer, mercilessly sent up this weekend by Melissa McCarthy in one of the best Saturday Night Live sketches in ages.
While he thought it was funny overall, he felt the comedian “could dial it back” a bit.
McCarthy “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there.”
But he’s mostly upset about Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of Donald Trump. He believes that’s where the lines have seriously been crossed; where funny just becomes really, really unfunny.
“Alec has gone from funny to mean,” he says, “and that’s unfortunate. SNL used to be really funny. There’s a streak of meanness now that they’ve crossed over to mean.”
According to Extra, he first heard news of the sketch while leaving church on Sunday morning.
You can watch the sketch here: