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What do you think of Jon Stewart's send-up of the Republican Convention?

Asked by ETpro (34415points) September 4th, 2012

You can watch two short clips here covering the best of class, or catch a clip of the whole episode on Comedy Central. Isn’t it a sad day when you have to turn to a comedy show to get real news and fact checking? Thank goodness we do still have comedians.

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ragingloli's avatar

I liked the Romney Biography narrated by Spock, and the Glengarry Glenn Ross Style ripping of Republican states.
I also liked when Herman Cain was on and Stewart embarassed him by pulling up politifact to prove wrong what Cain was claiming. Priceless.

syz's avatar

I always love Jon.

Cruiser's avatar

I agree that it is indeed a sad day if you have to turn to comedians and a comedy show to verify your facts.

janbb's avatar

Thanks for sharing that @ETpro . He da man!

jerv's avatar

Comedy is funny because it always has some truth to it.
Politics is unfunny because it does not.

filmfann's avatar

The show’s referring to the Clint Eastwood fiasco as “The Old Man and The Seat” had me in stitches.

glacial's avatar

On another question, I mentioned this piece (about 7 minutes in) that John Oliver did on the slogan “We can change it”. I thought that was awesome.

Cruiser's avatar

@jerv Can you honestly tell me that our politics on it’s own especially at this very time is not funny as hell??

dabbler's avatar

Comediologists say that surprise is at the root of humor.
The Republican convention was not off the scale, but had plenty to offer in the ‘funny” department.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Cruiser Yea but its funny in a sad kind of way lol

jerv's avatar

@Cruiser I agree with @uberbatman here; on its own, politics is only funny in a “laugh so you don’t cry” sort of way.

Cruiser's avatar

Aww @jerv you are waffling again…so you are telling me those were tears of shielded sadness when watching Jon Stewarts video rants??? I laughed my ass off as he and his writers nailed it. Funny as hell side splitting political humor at it’s very best!

jerv's avatar

@Cruiser No, I am telling you that I do not laugh my ass off watching C-span. Political comedy is still comedy.

Seek's avatar

I need to check out the back episodes, but the one on 8–28, the first ten minutes had me rolling on the floor.

I live in Tampa. It’s all. So. True.

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