Resolved, in 2014: Less apologies, more stand-ups standing up for themselves. Follow Natasha Leggero’s lead!

A friend asked me on New Year’s Day if I’d heard the joke Natasha Leggero had made on live TV the night before, and I thought, what joke and who cares. No, really. Isn’t that why NBC hired Leggero — along with Jane Lynch and Anthony Anderson — to stand alongside Carson Daly and enliven the countdown to 2014? Isn’t that why CNN continues to put Kathy Griffin on-air alongside Anderson Cooper and create contrived controversy? Or why Jenny McCarthy (no relation) spouts goofy nonsense on ABC from the same Times Square while wearing a giant tongue costume? The...

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