Late night talk show hosts finding it easier these days to joke about Barry Oh

It’s about bleeping time:

A writer with one of the leading comedy shows in the US, who preferred not to be named because of continuing sensitivities about how far comedians should go from some network executives, said: “We had a hard time convincing people that Obama is funny for a long time. Our audiences seemed unsure whether to laugh at him. The first black president is not a gag. But that’s changing because he’s doing more stuff that’s easy to mock and people are more familiar with him.”

Some of the jokes:

Craig Ferguson: “Barack Obama was in Germany” today, and “he did this speech and 100,000 people showed up. There were so many Germans shouting and screaming that France…surrendered just in case.”

Jimmy Kimmel: “They really love Barack Obama in Germany. He’s like a rock star over there. Impressive until you realize that David Hasselhoff is also like a rock star over there.”

David Letterman: Signs Barack Obama Is Overconfident.

Proposed bill to change Oklahoma to ‘Oklabama.’

Offered Bush 20 bucks for the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner.

Asked guy at Staples, ‘Which chair will work best in an oval-shaped office?’

Having head measured for Mount Rushmore.

Offered McCain a job in gift shop at Obama Presidential Library.

Jay Leno: “Of course, Obama’s supporters got him his usual birthday gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”

Jay Leno: “Obama’s people are trying to portray McCain as cranky, and McCain is trying to portray Obama as arrogant, you see. And when Obama was asked what he thought about being called arrogant, well, he said he was ‘above having to answer that question.'”

Jay Leno: “See Barack Obama on the news? He’s becoming a workout fanatic. He’s at the gym, like, twice a day, sometimes three times a day at the gym, yeah, according to his staff. Well, he has to stay in shape to do those flip-flops.”

Jay Leno: “Barack Obama back from his big European tour. Did you see him in Europe? People were cheering him, holding up signs, blowing him kisses. And that was just the American media covering the story.”

Up until recently, Jon Stewart was a rarity amongst late night comedians/talk show hosts who would dare to make light of The Chosen One, in spite of the fact that there was and is much humor to be shared over the Democrat nominee for president.    Others, it seems, were afraid of offending their majority pro-Obama audiences, didn’t want to be viewed as racists, and of course there’s the strong possibility that some of those same talk show hosts supported BO.   All this in spite of the fact that there has been tons of material out there to use against Obama, as I noted in this post.

Oh well.  Better late than never.

Cross-posted to Right Wing News, where I am helping guestblog for John Hawkins on Sundays.

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