Campaign Funnies

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It’s been an epic and often hilarious election year. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show" and "Shoot the Messenger"; and comedian Richard Belzer, aka Det. Munch, look back on some of the funniest and most outrageous moments of the campaigns.

Weigh in: What were the moments in the campaign that made you laugh the hardest?


Lizz Winstead will be hosting
“We Have a Winner: The New York Comedy Festival”
with Roseanne Barr, Monica Crowley, and more
Wed. Nov. 5 at 8 pm
92nd St. Y
Tickets and more info here

Richard Belzer will be hosting the 2008 DogCatemy Celebrity Gala
To Benefit the North Shore Animal League
Thurs. Nov. 6 at 6 pm
Capitale, 130 Bowery
Tickets and more info here

Richard Belzer and Richard Lewis will be performing
Saturday, January 17 at 8 pm
Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street, between Broadway and 6th Avenue
For more information, visit the Town Hall website


Richard Belzer and Lizz Winstead

Comments [7]

Boris from NJ

"Mahatcha shanda-cha" - that was hillarious!

Regarding Jackie Mason - he has been through 4 years of "change" with David Dinkins, he knows what to expect from Obama...

Nov. 13 2008 09:55 AM

Has Couric received enough credit for her role in this election? That interview was a real turning point.
I think the most lampoon ready part of the Obama phenomenon is the excessive adulation....or more specifically the excessive number of Obama related books and paraphenalia that has entered the market. He's become a one man economic stimulus package for Borders and Barnes and Noble. I love the guy.....I voted for the guy.....his family looks great....I want to have a beer with him.....I want him to raise my taxes.....I want to become a plumber so I can unclog his sink....and become his "Joe the Plumber" but please, please, please.....

Nov. 06 2008 11:08 AM
Jeffrey Slott from East Elmhurst

Jackie Mason is a very conservative comedian and he constantly showed not only contempt for President-elect Obama but palpable rage.

Nov. 05 2008 01:56 PM
Hugh from Crown Heights

Another thought: when you're on the outside and in a minority, either you spend your time bemoaning your poor luck, or you develop a sense of humor about it.

Why are so many leading comedians from minority groups?

Nov. 05 2008 01:56 PM
Hugh from Crown Heights

With respect to conservative's attempts at humor, isn't part of the issue being able to poke fun at oneself?

And isn't it also partly an issue of what counts as left and right. What we commonly call the "right-wing" really is right-wing. But what we call left is really liberal.

If it were the real left going up on the airwaves, we'd probably face just as humorless an attempt at comedy. I say that as a real lefty. We have no sense of humor. We're too busy being earnest. It's a shame.

Nov. 05 2008 01:52 PM
DaveK from Brooklyn

Regarding the question - how to derive comedy out of the Obama Administration; three words... Joe Biden.

Nov. 05 2008 01:42 PM
George from Bay Ridge

Sarah Palin.

Nov. 05 2008 04:00 AM

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