at the late show he works blue…
January 19, 2008 2 Comments
This is a fun piece from CNN’s Political Ticker blog.
It’s about a new bit Sen. Barack Obama debuted the other night at a rally in Vegas.
I haven’t found a video link yet, but I’d love to see it.
Not only is there a fine bit of reporting in the beginning to set up context of the bit, but the schtick actually has the potential to be funny if delivered right.
And is there any doubt Obama can deliver it?
On the Republican side, the race for funnyman in chief is tighter than for the Dems. The frontrunner was (and probably still is) Rudy Giuliani, who has been brilliant on multiple Saturday Night Live appearances, including his legendary show-opener on the first live broadcast after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during which Lorne Michaels asked the then-mayor “Can we be funny?” to which he responded “Why start now?”
But recently I saw this video of Mike Huckabee doing a Bob Newhart-style phone call with God during the Republican Governor’s Association Dinner in 2004. Again, it’s a politician doing politician schtick, but it’s very well delivered…
That even gives a cross-dressing Rudy and a randy Donald a run for its money…
posted by twit
UPDATE: The video!