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From Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to SNL

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   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.

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.