Get to know D.C. with our daily newsletter

We dive deep on the day’s biggest story and share links to everything you need to know.

Today, the Kennedy Center announced its list of honorees which include the worthy (Brian Wilson and Martin Scorsese), the sorta-worthy (Diana Ross), and the ubiquitous “classy” pick (pianist Leon Fleisher). But there’s one honoree I think the Kennedy Center should reconsider: “Comedian” Steve Martin.

Martin hasn’t been “wild and crazy” for years, decades even. His SNL schtick doesn’t even hold up as either still-funny or period kitsch. While he has attempted to evolve into a “serious writer,” contributing to the New Yorker, he still makes really lousy films. I would know. I sneaked into Cheaper By The Dozen 2. I caught a solid 15-20 minutes of that crap vehicle and I have two words for Mr. Martin: no laughs.

I sneaked in expecting some old fashioned entertainment—-hilarious ball-in-groin shots, water-ski-based pratfalls, and can’t-miss skunks-really-smell jokes. I’m pretty sure I caught some of these gags. And still no laughs.

If Martin can’t deliver some good yuks during a 20-minute sneak-in, what good is he? That’s more than enough time for a 2007 Kennedy Center honoree to deliver!

One more point. Martin seems to have made a career making this face. Not exactly genius!