Waymon Hudson

Sunday Funnies: InfoMania takes on Johnny Weir & Homophobia in the Media

Filed By Waymon Hudson | February 28, 2010 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment, Media
Tags: Bryan Safi, Current TV, figure skating, infoMania, Johnny Weir, Olympics, satire

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Bryan Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture.

This week's clip deals with the media's treatment of Olympian Johnny Weir:

The most controversial figure skater ever is a threat to the gayest sport ever. Because there's no crying in figure skating!

Don't forget- Safi is a fun tweeter to follow and InfoMania is also on Twitter!

That's Gay is a recurring segment on the weekly television show infoMania. In each episode of That's Gay, Bryan Safi explores gay issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media. For more Bryan visit http://current.com/groups/thats-gay/ and Current TV.

infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out their Facebook profile for special features.

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It would be interesting to see some of those talking heads strap on a pair of skates and attempt to do what the "flamboyant" Johnny Wier does.

That's one of Safi's better ones. It's good that competitive butt-fucking got a shout out.

I played varsity in high school but, alas, never got to the Olympic level after college. ;)

bryan safi is one of the funniest men on television; and he's right on top of all the topics all the time. i didn't follow the olympics, so missed most of the weir news, but i couldn't help but see that there was a lot of noise about his outfits, etc.

this was an hilarious bit - loved the mention of competitive ass-fucking myself...though i've never felt the need to be competitive about it.