Friday, June 1st, 2012

Did 'The Daily Show' or 'The Colbert Report' Mock Bloomberg's Giant Soda Ban Better?

Sometimes a news story is so big or so ridiculous that both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report take it on. Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on sugary drinks over 32 oz. is so asinine it actually has 10 asses not 9. However, the question remains: of the two videos below, who wins this satire-off? What mocks better or harder: Jon Stewart's precise zings or Stephen Colbert's ever-escalating act-out? Fill up your hilariously oversized cup with a sugary drink while you still can and watch these titans of tee-hees challenge one another in a battle of laughs, where everyone is a winner.

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  • http://twitter.com/mcamike Michael McAllister

    I give the decision to The Daily Show due to the callback during Wyatt Cenac's report on Russia (after all, they're evil, not stupid).

  • http://twitter.com/jessmstephens Jessica Stephens

    As weird as it sounds, I found Colbert's melodrama less heavy-handed than Jon Stewart's bit, though I liked both of them. But I agree with Michael that Wyatt Cenac's revisiting the joke was great. Wyatt Cenac is incapable of being unfunny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.stokesbury Erin Stokesbury

    type 3 diabetes joke for the win