From Jimmy Kimmel's point of view, Mike Huckabee might actually have the comedic chops to make people laugh. But it's the medium, Twitter, that is preventing the former governor of Arkansas from connecting with his audience. Huckabee has been showing off his sense of humor a lot lately, but the comedy hasn't really resonated with many people.
"Every day he writes jokes, but like a lot of great comedy voices, not everyone gets it," Kimmel explained Thursday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Despite all of the teasing and ridicule he has received the past few weeks, Huckabee seems committed to telling lame jokes on Twitter.
I Tweet for my amusement and your amazement. To haters trolls and humorless people-you really shouldn't follow me. It's way over your head!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 21, 2017
"Maybe he's right," Kimmel responded. "Maybe it is over our heads. Maybe these jokes are great. Maybe what Mike Huckabee needs is a stronger presentation." "Jokes don't always have the same punch when you read them to yourself." To bring these jokes to life, Kimmel invited comedian Patton Oswalt on stage to read some of Huckabee's greatest hits.
Breaking News! Jimmy Dean Sausage Co will be renamed GORSUCH SAUSAGE because he's grinding up some Democrat Senators into PURE PORK SAUSAGE! — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 21, 2017
Only English speaking TV I get at Norway is BBC-oh my! It stands for BIASED BORING CRAP. It's more effective than Ambien as sleep inducer.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 6, 2017
Poop Dogg has nephew named Bow Wow; both bad dogs who advocate murder and sex slavery for @POTUS and First Lady;Who let the dogs out?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 17, 2017
Even though Oswalt struggled to elicit genuine laughs in his routine, Kimmel thought Huckabee may be on to something.
"See. Good material just works," Kimmel said, as the curtain closed on Oswalt.