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Late Night Political Humor

“The Pope, a couple of weeks ago, was fired. One day you’re the leader of the Catholic Church, and the next day you’re at Denny’s blowing on your soup.” – David Letterman

“The Italian press is reporting that the next Pope could be the cardinal from Boston. If he gets the job, he’ll be the first Pope to make you kiss his 2007 World Series ring.” – Conan O’Brien

“Here’s one of the odd things about being Pope. You’re the Pope and you’re in your office and sitting at your desk, and on your desk is a photo of your boss’s son.” – David Letterman

“Over the weekend, President Obama played golf with Tiger Woods. Tiger said the president was a very good golfer for a guy who plays only five days a week.” – Jay Leno

“This is about transparency, about a free press holding our leader accountable. I mean it’s one thing to keep us in the dark about a fleet of flying robo-assassins. but a round of golf on your day off? Where’s the judicial oversight?” – Stephen Colbert

“Actually, you know what the president’s handicap is? He doesn’t understand economics.” – Jay Leno

“Actually, Tiger Woods gave the president some very valuable tips. The most valuable one? Erase all of your text messages.” – Jay Leno

“There’s nothing wrong with eating horse burgers. Fast food should be made of fast animals. Oh man, I could really go for a double-cheetah melt.” – Stephen Colbert



  1. DaddyO wrote:

    Actually, Leno is becoming increasingly unfunny.

    I know you include his stuff to balance them all out but the only bits I hear from him (and Bill Maher) are on here and both of them are — actually — pretty awful.

    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    I won’t disagree with the “pretty awful”, but every once in a while they come up with something good.

    It isn’t so much balance, but to get a handle on what “conventional wisdom” is thinking about politics. I think both Leno and Maher represent ignorant conventional wisdom (what people who aren’t really paying attention are thinking and think is funny).

    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Permalink