Noted comedian Jenn Sterger just wants to make us laugh again
Take yourself back to the carefree days of 2008, long before our great state was torn asunder by sleepy-eyed governors and bait-shop-owning county clerks. More specifically, take yourself back to the beginning of the 2008 football season (remember those?), long before our very own Green Bay Packers triumphed in Super Bowl XLV, and just before we stopped giving two shits about Brett Favre. The Ol’ Gunslinger was quietly biding his time with the New York Jets and mulling over (another) retirement, as well as partaking in that most sacred of modern-day courtship rituals: texting a picture of his wang to a random girl.
Simpler times, indeed. And now, for whatever reason, the object of Favre’s unsolicited attention is back in the news. In an hour-long (!) interview with Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos (!!), former Jets employee Jenn Sterger sits down and chews the Favre fat. Apparently not content with being labeled a “gold-digger”—or with her previous unnervingly vague job title of “game-day hostess”—Sterger expresses a desire to get back to what she does best: comedy.
“I just want my life back. That’s all I’m asking for. Just to be able to go back to work. To be able to go back to enjoying what I do. Entertaining people. Making people laugh. The hardest part about this whole thing is that I am a ridiculous person. I love to entertain people, and to say crazy things.”
Yes—we, too, long for the days when the nation was tickled pink by the comedic stylings of Jenn Sterger. Her stint on The Office was terrific, her appearances on The Daily Show were legendary, and the time she cracked up after Ed Ames threw the tomahawk at the target’s crotch was live TV at its best. And of course, who could forget the story of Sterger’s classic show-business big break: being ogled by Brent Musburger during a 2005 Florida State game. (“1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State!”) Vintage Sterger!
Comedic aspirations aside, Sterger seems like a nice enough gal, and her media silence (until now) on the whole Favre matter proves she’s anything but a gold-digger or a home-wrecker. Clearly, the biggest boob in this entire saga has always been, and continues to be, Brett Favre.