Easy Target? Matt Lauer Mocks Himself Over His Sinking Popularity

Apr 11, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Matt Lauer, the beleaguered co-host of NBC’s "Today" show, poked fun at his eroding popularity among viewers when he emceed an event sponsored by the UJA Federation of New York’s Broadcast Cable & Film Division, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.

Lauer told the crowd he was surprised he had been asked to host the dinner, which honored Bloomberg Media Group CEO Andrew Lack, because if "you’ve been following the papers lately, you know it’s been a bit rough for me. These days, I only get asked to host dinners if polio is busy. Yup, I have a lower Q rating than polio right now.”

Later, he introduced his former "Today" co-host Katie Couric with this joke: "Katie has a way of making headlines. Who can forget when she was co-host of the ‘Today’ show? She got a colonoscopy on TV. Not to be outdone, two weeks ago, I got one in The New York Times.”

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  1. NBC just needs to pull the plug

  2. Another example of Lauer’s biggest issue. He has no sense of humor or timing. If Polio was ever funny it was a long time ago. It isn’t even relevant anymore. His issues became clearer when Katie left and he expected and was allowed to lead the show. If NBC really wants to save him, they need to bring in a strong co-host who can take the lead and put him back into the #2 position where he fits much better.

  3. You should pull the plug on The Boss Catering in Detroit, David Lefforge.

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