From Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to SNL

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Mar 16, 2009   Updated: Jul 4 2011
Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and the “Saturday Night Live” crew have proven that comedy is an effective vehicle to get people interested in politics. Jon Stewart in particular has become something of a political icon to young adult viewers--Tucker Carlson even went so far as to call Stewart a “sacred cow” on CNN.

Check out some of the other ways politics and humor have collided in the slideshow below.

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