When President Obama took office media outlets and comedians alike wondered whether political comedy was dead. George W. Bush was bad for America in many many ways, but was very good for the comedy world. He couldn't open doors, couldn't bounce basketballs, couldn't really speak or process basic ideas: Jon Stewart became one of the most liked men on television by tearing him down.
But Obama with his sincerity, hope, and transparency didn't seem promising. As Bill Carter said in the "New York Times" last July: "There is no comedic 'take' on him, nothing easy to turn to for an easy laugh, like allegations of Bill Clinton's womanizing, or President Bush's goofy bumbling or Al Gore's robotic persona."
Despite this comedians have been thriving in several ways: Colbert has been "attacking" Obama for ridiculous reasons, Stewart has gone after his detractors, Letterman is still making fun of Bush, and the rest are mocking the puppy.
Here's a look at some of the best Obama jokes from his first 100 days. As you'll see most of them don't use the president as the butt of the joke.
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