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The Daily Szep- Sequestration

Paul Szep | Posted 04.28.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Michigan Passes on RuPaul's Less Controversial 'Right to Work It' Bill

El Guapo | Posted 02.26.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

RuPaul's "Right-to-Work-It" Bill aims to ensure that every man, woman, and child has his/her right to be fabulous officially protected.

Enjoying the Kabuki?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We, the audience, sit here watching the last bits of The Great Fiscal Cliff Tragicomedy. In Act V, all join hands and simultaneously kick a huge can labeled "Everything Else" down the road.

Fiscal Cliff Traffic Report

Will Durst | Posted 01.30.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Due to the slick situation, eternal congestion and some inexplicable glitch that has turned all the surface street stop lights to red, further delays are expected to spread across the nation as the country experiences a massive impasse on all roads leading to the cutoff meant to avert the dreaded Fiscal Cliff.

Your First Time

Tim Young | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy
Tim Young

Inspired by Lena Dunham's commercial for President Obama's campaign, I couldn't help but try to make one of my own.

You Gotta Love Colbert's Balls

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 12.31.2012 | Media
Sophia A. McClennen

The joke may be a crude one, but it would be fair to say that Trump asked for it. If you haven't seen the clip, watch it here.

Prayers for the Campaign Trail

Gregory Beyer | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Gregory Beyer

Dear Lord, protect me from these small town diners, And forgive the proprietors, who know not what they serve.

Laugh Factory Comedians Know the Real Pulse of the Nation

Jamie Masada | Posted 12.24.2012 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

Recently, I spent a night at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, as well as a night at the Laugh Factory Chicago, to see what the comedians were saying about the political scene. This is some of what I heard.

Romnesia Is the New Truthiness: Obama Learns a Lesson From Colbert

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

Obama has finally learned from Colbert that neologisms are not just snappy ways of packaging important ideas; they are also ways to get your supporters to play an active role in spreading them.

'TOON: Binders Full Of... Teeth!

Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

It's the meme heard 'round the world. There were many ay bendito moments during the second presidential debate last night as Obama and Romney went for...

A Conversation Between Paul Ryan and His Math Teacher

Flora Nicholas | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

"Look sir, election day is looming so I really need to get my sums right on this budget. Is there anything else you can suggest that could help me do that? Anything at all?"

Shrieking With Tongues

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Perhaps Mitt Romney's surprise performance at the first presidential debate has them feeling, well... invincible.

The Age of Insanity - Part 3, Another Report From the Lying Institute of America

Barry Levinson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy
Barry Levinson

"A debate is where truth goes to die." That was the first line out of the mouth of Dr. R.H. Flutes, head of the Lying Institute of America. Following the first debate between Romney and Obama, I decided to visit him once again.

What if Wonder Woman Moderated the Next Presidential Debate?

Donna Haghighat | Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy
Donna Haghighat

Wonder Woman's golden lasso, which forces a person to tell the truth, would have come in extremely handy. We could figure out once and for all what each candidate truly stood for.

Advice to Obama and Romney for Debates: Be Funny!

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

Past presidential candidates have used comedy in the debates, and guess what, they won the election. Obviously that's not the only reason they won, but you can't deny it helped them.

There's an Obeidallah Running for Vice President

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco
Shirin Sadeghi

The time is long gone when America could ignore its Muslim population and comedian Dean Obeidallah is proud to have something to do with that. He's been making fun of haters for years, using humor to connect people.

What of Comedy in Politics?

Don Waisanen | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Don Waisanen

With the election just around the corner, comedy will rightly continue to provide entertaining and insightful analyses of political failings, but we should keep in mind that once the laughs are in, there's still more to know and question.

President Clinton's Unvetted Speech for the Democratic National Convention

Martin Marks | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Martin Marks

Ladies and gentlemen, my fellow Americans. Remember me? That's right, it's President Bill Clinton. No spooky holograms, no wooden chairs. But enough about Paul Ryan.

How Well Do You Know the Affordable Care Act?

Emily Flake | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Emily Flake

As the changes called for in this law are rolled out, it is important to know how this reform will affect you and your family. Test your familiarity with this historic piece of legislation by taking this short quiz.

How are YOU Filling Out the Census by Emily Flake

Emily Flake | Posted 09.05.2012 | Comedy
Emily Flake


Eastwood's WTF Moment Galvanizes Empty-Chair-Hater Base

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

He's pro-gay marriage, pro-choice, pro-getting out of Afghanistan, pro-auto bailout, and apparently pro-not combing your hair after a nap. I have no idea why he's so anti-chair.

Exclusive! Seamus The Roof Top Dog Reveals His Keynote Speech For The Republican Convention!

Flora Nicholas | Posted 10.29.2012 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

I can now truly confirm folks, that Mitt is all set for this presidential race and is ready to be unleashed!! So ladies, gentlemen and canines of either sex, put your hands and your paws together and let's hear it for our republican top dog.

Romney's Accountant Reveals All

John Blumenthal | Posted 09.22.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Anyway, aside from covering my ass, I decided to blow the whistle on Mitt because I'm a loyal American and I felt it was my patriotic duty. Also, the National Enquirer is paying me a million bucks.

WATCH: The Week's BEST Political Comedy

Posted 07.15.2012 | Comedy

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may have been off this week, but there are plenty of other places to find jokes mocking our country's politicians on T...

White House, Military Wrangle Over Weaponization of Larry Summers

Steven Clifford | Posted 09.11.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The Pentagon and the Obama Administration are heatedly debating the weaponization of Larry Summers.