'NBC Nightly News' Might Have The Best Straight Man This Side Of Ben Wyatt
So Brian Williams is legitimately funny, huh? Between BriTunes, his work on 30 Rock, and his Fallon appearances, Williams had already nailed down the Funniest News Anchor title. (Better luck next time, Edward R Murrow).
But now he’s added the Embarrassing Dad character, and I have to admit, he does it pretty well. Watch as he reports on his daughter Allison Williams being cast in NBC’s Peter Pan:
He just essentially pulled out the photo album for the entire American public as though we were picking up Allison for our first date. But damn if he didn’t look smooth doing it.