Thursday, March 04, 2010

A Presidential Reunion - Humor

by Dick Mac

In the late 1960s and early 70s, David Frye raised the bar of presidential humor with his send-ups of Richard Nixon. He released comedy records that were funny and sophisticated. The American public loved it, and Frye become a bit of a superstar in television and radio lands.

Nobody was ever able to approach his level until Saturday Night Live.

Over the past thirty years, the various casts of SNL have done amazing comedy sketches about our commanders-in-chief. Whether it was Dana Carvey's Bush I, Darrell Hammond's Clinton, Will Ferrell's Bush 2, or Fred Armisen's Obama, they never seem to miss the mark.

In this video, Ron Howard directs an impressive TV cast in a send-up of our most recent Presidents.

If this embeded version is disabled, go to the Funny or Die site to view it: Funny or Die's Presidential Reunion

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