If you haven't yet been exposed to the mind-numbing, unfunny train wreck that is the FOX NEWS answer to The Daily Show, count yourself lucky. There's a great pot by John Rogers over at Kung Fu Monkey that concerns this, as well as the point of comedy and general. I can't remember what turned me on to this blog, but Rogers is consistently a great source of discussion and wit, and this piece is one of the best posts I've read from him.
One fact I didn't know: the show in question was created by Joel Surnow, the mastermind behind 24. Given the current direction of the show, this frightens me a lot.