While he is most known for his dominance on the game show Jeopardy!, former contestant Ken Jennings could also make a name in comedy.
Jennings often flexes his comedic muscles online through social media musings and one-liners. His Twitter page is also full of his trademark sarcasm and dry sense of humor. He often gives hilarious responses to his friends and social media followers that could draw laughter out even the most rigid. The former Jeopardy! champion is so funny, he even wrote the book on comedy, authoring “Planet Funny” along with several other pieces. In “Planet Funny,” Jennings hilariously reveals how “comedy ruined everything.”
Jennings was up to his old tricks on Thursday, taking a seemingly mundane photo and also adding his comedic appeal. COVID-19 vaccination shots at Seattle, Washington’s T-Mobile Park is the subject of his latest whim. A beautiful baseball stadium, T-Mobile Park is home to the Major League Baseball team, the Seattle Mariners. The image shows a sign that directs vaccination seekers to the correct part of the park to get their shot. The Jeopardy! legend hits a homerun with his baseball pun.
“And it’s a shot to right field,” he says the image in his tweet.
The comment drew many laughs from Jennings’s fellow Twitter users and even a few comedic replies.
‘Jeopardy!’ Favorite Becomes First Guest Host
Jennings is, of course, well-known as being the most successful games show contestant of all time. In 2004, he went on an unprecedented 74-game winning streak on Jeopardy! that saw him net more than $2.5 million. His record number of wins has yet to be truly challenged and likely won’t be in the near future. He appeared on several episodes of the show, including winning the title of “Greatest Jeopardy! Champion of all Time.” To win that crown, he defeated several other successful Jeopardy! contestants, including James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter.
His initial Jeopardy! run made him a favorite among fans of the popular quiz show. Upon the passing of long-time host Alex Trebek, Jennings was the first to step as guest host. His six-week run went very well and he expects to receive consideration for the permanent gig once Jeopardy! officials decide the time is right. Of all the Jeopardy! celebrity guest hosts to complete their tenure, Jennings has the highest Nielsen rating at 6.0.
60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker is currently serving as host and his two-week stint will end today (Friday). The show will enter its yearly Tournament of Champions next week with former contestant Buzzy Cohen at the helm.