Roger L. Simon

Saturday Night Obama - A Challenge for Comedy Writers

The smartest thing for a candidate when he goes on Saturday Night Live is to make fun of himself, as John McCain did last night, making sport of the age issue. He also might take a shot at his alleged temper by blowing up at someone.

Hillary’s been on the show too, making fun of herself, but what about Obama? As one who picked up some coin in the eighties writing for comedians, I have to say it presents a challenge. How do you defuse Obama’s number one problem? Hey, here’s an idea — you do a montage with Barack asleep in the pew for twenty years as Wright rants on and on about white people. I know. Not funny. That’s why Obama is a challenge for comedy writers.