It’s President’s Day! While some of you are taking the day off in remembrance of some of our nation’s greatest leaders, others of you are probably in the office taking care of business. Whether you are still in your pajamas and on the couch or if you happen to have yourself a super-easy commute into work you can enjoy the fact that politics and Presidents in particular make good subject matter for humor. Every President has been mocked at some point as its part of the job to take a satirical look at the position.
With that in mind, here are 8 Presidential themed sketches, bits, and jokes to make you laugh no matter where you find yourself on this holiday.
First, Funny or Die brings in this funny reunion of past presidents as this dynamic team brings out all the heavy hitters.
Fred Armisen was the first Saturday Night Live staff member to portray President Obama. One of the most crushingly hilarious times involved Obama getting the intro to The Cosby Show treatment.
During the 2008 Presidential Race, Sarah Palin was thrust onto a national stage. While many debate the merits of whether that’s a good thing or not, it did allow for us to completely fall in love with Tina Fey’s impression of the character on Saturday Night Live. Here’s her debut.
Comedian Neal Brennan was on hand for the White House Correspondent’s dinner when Seth Meyers Hosted. This was the infamous night where Obama would have captured and killed Osama Bin Laden just hours later. Brennan discussed his interaction with the President in his latest stand-up special, Women and Black Dudes.
The sketch troupe Whitest Kids U’Know were obsessed with history and presidents, particularly Abe Lincoln. I consider this one of their greatest sketches, and for good reason. It’s friggin’ hilarious and suggests that Lincoln was murdered for different reasons than what history suggests.
And another WKUK Lincoln sketch.
Virtually no list about politics is complete without Lewis Black, here’s one from his special Red, White, And Screwed about attending the White House Correspondent’s dinner.
When Louis C.K. hosted SNL just days after Hurricane Sandy hit NYC he gave us this brilliant and instant classic short that was a shot-for-shot spoof of Louis’ TV show Louie.