Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and the â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ 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 â€œsacred cowâ€ on CNN.
Check out some of the other ways politics and humor have collided in the slideshow below.
Implications - Politics is vastly known as a very serious matter with lots of debate, thus providing the perfect opportunity for parodies. The incorporation of humor into unusual scenarios -- like these viral hybrids show -- can be highly addicting.
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By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Mar 16, 2009 Updated: Jul 4 2011