With The Daily Show, Colbert, The Onion and SNL such palpable forces in modern politics, it would be a wise move for a presidential candidate to embrace comedy, right? Well, it looks like that's exactly what Barack Obama is doing. Generation Obama's Stand Up for Senator Barack Obama is a comedy show benefiting the presumptive Democratic nominee. Here are the details:
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
Doors open at 6:00pm
Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY
VIP: $100 per individual
Ticket: $45 per individual
Purchase tickets today at: https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/GBONYCJuly1
For more information please contact:
Vinson Cunningham at (212) 763-4850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
No word yet on who's performing, but if and when I find out, I'll post an update. Also, if I hear about any McCain-related comedy events, I'll let you know. But only if the comedy is intentional.
After the jump, compare and contrast the two candidates' own comedic stylings with each of their most recent Daily Show appearances.
Related: This satirical Slate thing about Obama rumors is hilarious.