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Who Is Your Favorite Political Comedian?

This year's presidential campaign offered enough material to skyrocket ratings of shows like SNL and reminded most of us why we love late night TV. Tina Fey poofed her hair and turned out a dead-on impression of Sarah Palin, while John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Bill Maher delivered cutting and comedic insight on the candidates, news, and general state of the world night after night on their prospective programs. Which of these political comedians had you LOLing through the very best moments of 2008?

silicapathways silicapathways 7 years
Uh Leno can gtfo.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
A tie for me between Colbert and Tina
mfern64 mfern64 8 years
None of the above.
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
nooooooooooooooooooooo Stephen Colbert!!!!!!!!!!!
Nicky5 Nicky5 8 years
I love Steven! He is soooo hilarious
True-Song True-Song 8 years
I just base it on how much he makes me laugh, not on perceived ass-ish-ness.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
And I agree with everybody who said this list is a little one sided, but perhaps political humor is a little one sided.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Sorry TS, Maher still isn't funny. Like Organic said, he's a pig. And like everybody else said, he's an a**. As far as I'm concerned, you can't be that horrible of a person and still be funny.
ECULeah ECULeah 8 years
I love Stephen and Tina, but I had to go with Jon Stewart, my first love :-D
True-Song True-Song 8 years
What? Bill Maher is hilarious.
NEW RULE: You can't claim you're the party of smaller government, and then clamor to make laws about love. If there's one area I don't want the US government to add to its list of screw-ups, it's love. On the occasion of this Valentine's Day, let's stop and ask ourselves: What business is it of the state how consenting adults choose to pair off, share expenses, and eventually stop having sex with each other? And why does the Bush administration want a constitutional amendment about weddings? Hey, birthdays are important, too -- why not include them in the great document? Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake -- you know, to send the right message to kids. Republicans are always saying we should privatize things, like schools, prison, Social Security -- OK, so how about we privatize privacy? If the government forbids gay men from tying the knot, what's their alternative? They can't all marry Liza Minnelli. Republicans used to be the party that opposed social engineering, but now they push programs to outlaw marriage for some people, and encourage it for others. If you're straight, there's a billion-five in the budget to encourage and promote marriage -- including seed money to pay an old Jewish woman to call up people at random and say "So why aren't you married, Mr. Big Shot?" But when it comes to homosexuals, Republicans sing "I Love You Just the Way You Oughta Be." They oppose gay marriage because it threatens or mocks -- or does something -- to the "sanctity of marriage," as if anything you can do drunk out of your mind in front of an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas could be considered sacred. Half the people who pledge eternal love are doing it because one of them is either knocked-up, rich or desperate, but in George Bush's mind, marriage is only a beautiful lifetime bond of love and sharing -- kind of like what his Dad has with the Saudis. But at least the right wing aren't hypocrites on this issue -- they really believe that homosexuality, because it says so in the Bible, is an "abomination" and a "dysfunction" that's "curable": they believe that if a gay man just devotes his life to Jesus, he'll stop being gay -- because the theory worked out so well with the Catholic priests. But the greater shame in this story goes to the Democrats, because they don't believe homosexuality is an "abomination," and therefore their refusal to endorse gay marriage is a hypocrisy. The right are true believers, but the Democrats are merely pretending that they believe gays are not entitled to the same state-sanctioned misery as the rest of us. The Democrats' position doesn't come from the Bible, it's ripped right from the latest poll, which says that most Americans are against gay marriage. Well, you know what: Sometimes "most Americans" are wrong. Where's the Democrat who will stand up and go beyond the half measures of "civil union" and "hate the sin, love the sinner," and say loud and clear: `There IS no sin, and homosexuality is NOT an abomination' -- although that Boy George musical Rosie O'Donnell put on comes close. The only thing abominable about being gay is the amount of time you have to put in at the gym. But that aside, the law in this country should reflect that some people are just born 100 percent outrageously, fabulously, undeniably Fire Island gay, and that they don't need re-programming. They need a man with a slow hand.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Maher is so unfunny that I'm just learning that he's a comedian. Add to that his chauvinism and obscenity, and I really can't stand him as a personality.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
I borderline worship Bill Maher.
Isista Isista 8 years
Well, I'm going to get back to what the poll actually *is* talking about. Bill Maher hands down! I love that he balances being funny with actually being serious about how he feels about politics and the government.
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
GS, sorry if my observation pissed you off, but it's true.
stephley stephley 8 years
Probably should reconsider whining about whether there are enough liberal or conservative moderators here - I can't imagine Citizen is a real big money-maker for the Sugar network: keep complaining that they're not catering to one side or the other enough and maybe they'll dump us all.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
I'm curious as to what I've done that's so objectionable here. Was it defending Tina Fey's cred? Dissing Dennis Miller? Or offering a factual correction about the staff? I'm not seeing where any of that is vicious (unless Dennis Miller's your brother or something).
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Sometimes you take it to another level.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Disagreeing with someone on a message board ≠ Being vicious or having "enemies."
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Thank you very much! :LOL:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Yes, I vote for Bella! And Jude!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I believe my name should be up there.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Just because someone thinks about the world differently, why does that make them your enemy? Why do you feel the need to be vicious?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
TS and YY, if everything we say bothers you so much you have to comment every time about how ridiculous you think we are, why do you even read them, let alone force yourselves to respond?
soulight soulight 8 years
Why is Tina Fey so tiny?
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I never really saw Citizen Sugar as a news source, but that's just my opinion. I chose Colbert. And Bill Maher is an a*&hole but a funny one. And I think Dennis Miller is an a#$hole too, but not a funny one. Just my opinion though.
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