For political comedians, the joke’s not on Obama


By Christian Toto, The Washington Times


Barack Obama speech 9 SCWhat’s so unfunny? That’s what some comics – citing the scarcity of satire directed at President Obama and his administration – want to know.

Claiming that his peers are “panicky” about “being called a racist,” stand-up legend Jackie Mason said too many once-fearless satirists are settling for “hero worship” of the new U.S. president.

The Great Presidential Comedy Drought of 2009 can’t be chalked off to a lack of satirical fodder, said comic Jeffrey Jena, founder of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy blog. (“Looking at politics and life from the right side,” proclaims its motto.)


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