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Mark Wahlberg Not In On The Mark Wahlberg Joke

Mark Wahlberg isn't known for his sense of humor. (In case you're wondering, the things he's known for are, in no particular order: "Good Vibrations," the Funky Bunch, the roller coaster scene in Fear, audible breathing as acting, Dirk Diggler, pants-dropping, and Entourage.) In fact, he's only ever had one role in an intentional comedy (The Big Hit). And though the Emmys always classify Wahlberg's Entourage as a comedy, that's probably only because there is no category for Best Puffed Air Frat No-Fun Good Times–if there were, though, Entourage would win that award every year.

Still, you would think that someone who dedicated his autobiography to "My dick,", and who has been made fun of on a national scale since at least Clueless ("We might get Marky Mark to plant a tree."), might have developed a sense of humor about himself over the years. But as it turns out you would be wrong. Mark Wahlberg still isn't in on the Mark Wahlberg joke, which is a shame because as SNL recently proved, it's a pretty good joke:

From the NY Post:

Someone showed it to me on YouTube. It wasn't like Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin, that's for sure. And "Saturday Night Live" hasn't been funny for a long time. They've asked me to do the show a ton of times. I used to watch it when Eddie Murphy was there and Joe Piscopo and Bill Murray. I don't even know who's on the show now.


Two notes on your SNL-bashing, Mark Wahlberg:

1. If you're going to pretend like you don't watch SNL, don't reference a recent sketch/impression, like Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.

2. When going with the ole "SNL used to be so much funnier" chestnut, it's best not to make any reference to Joe Piscopo, seeing as how any mention of Joe Piscopo ruins your argument.

One note on your Mark-Wahlberg-ness:

1. I know the whole "piece of wood that's out of breath" is your signature acting style, but it's ridiculous. Either stop breathe-acting, or acknowledge a good comic-exaggeration of your breathe-acting when you see one.

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