I’ve been a huge fan of Robert Smigel’s for a long time.
I just saw on CNN that Jesse has offered to go to Iran and try to get back that political prisoner, which of course makes me think of
Chris Rock: Jesse got them hostages… What the fuck did Jesse say? ‘You want the United States to really be mad at you? Give the hostages to me.
Which then made me think of The Obama Files, which I think was the best political satire I saw during the election year. It also was probably the only clip I’ve ever seen that makes Obama seem funny.
In The Obama Files, Barack keeps sending Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton off on special missions so they won’t embarrass him.
Jesse and Al were also fonts of great humor in that amazing South Park N_GGERS episode.