There may be a few jokes left to play off the Obama worship, but now that the election frenzy is over it might just be seen as nontopical and mean-spirited.
I’m going with the geek angle. He’s got a slightly geeky look (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), and he’s more into technology than most politicians. There should be a few jokes they can pull out of that.
Most likely, though, the comedy focus is going to be less on Obama and more on current events in general. I guarantee, though, the first time he makes a slip, they’ll be all over him.
I don’t think Obama has to do anything, some comedian will do an impression and it will get more and more outlandish and will just be funny on it’s own. After all Bush Sr. never said “nah ghanna do it.”
There’s a guy on MadTV that does a spotless impression of him already.
John Stewart had a great time poking at his Surgeon General nomine Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Also there was the whole Bill Richardson fiasco. Really, Obama is in no way untouchable even by decidedly liberal talk show hosts, but then liberals are much more willing to eat there own.
Obama “Ums” a lot when he talks extemporaneously. That’s a hook. Well, more like a safety pin with a ball of wonder bread on it.
He’s just so frapping SERIOUS. I caught his news conference the day before Thanksgiving. He answered questions about the economic crisis very seriously. Then he answered a question about his daughters’ letters to Santa with the exact same level of seriousness.
Um, Barry, do you think your kids’ Xmas is just a leetle bit less serious than the worst economic crisis in a generation? :dubious: Then talk like you do!
Somewhere out there is the Vaughn Meader or David Frye of the 21st Century. I can’t wait! (And I voted for the guy!)
So far TDS has been taking off on the coverage of Obama more than on Obama himself. I don’t think he’ll get much heat on Richardson, since Richardson has been very visible and since the press missed this problem also. As for Gupta, him announcing it seems a bit premature. I loved Asip Mandvi’s take on it, being Jewish and having the “it’s not a Cabinet position, we’re so disappointed” meme well embedded.
JFK had a very distinctive speaking style. In any case, The First Family was very JFK friendly. The closest thing to a slam I can remember from the album was him cutting out in the middle of the 50 mile hike. My family was very pro-JFK, and we loved it. Frye was a very different story.
On what planet? Here on Earth he was mocked as clueless from the start. “Misunderestimate” and several other famous Bushisms were said during the 2000 primaries. I was seeing “Somewhere in Texas, a village is missing their idiot” bumper stickers pretty much as soon as he took office.
Another vote for the seriousness thing. When he appeared on WWE’s RAW, he had a perfect opportunity to pop the crowd. All he had to do was sell the obvious “If you smellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll…what Barack is cooking” line they gave him. Instead, he did it deadpan. I sorta look forward to him doing the annual pardoning of the turkey at Thanksgiving.