What’s it like to be on an existential TITANIC? Ask Today Show "super-villain" MATT LAUER!

Despite being blamed for declining Today ratings, mishandling the Ann Curry affair and possibly pillorying the dark side of the moon with his less than witty bon mots, Lauers tries – damn hard – to be a good sport.

Lauer  hosted a UJA-Federation of New York event backslapping old pal, Bloomberg Media Group head honcho  Andrew Lack.

The New York Post quoted Lauer saying  he was "a bit surprised to be asked to host this dinner. 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.”

Intro-ing fellow presenter Katie Couric, Lauer cracked another jest worthy of perhaps Noel Coward, saying, “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."