Posts tagged as mitt romney

Watch Mitt "The Mitt Man" Romney Slow Jam Some News with Jimmy Fallon

Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stopped by Late Night on Friday and was more than game to join Fallon and Questlove for a new "Slow Jam the News" segment that covers the NSA wiretapping scandal, HealthCare.gov site glitches, and whether or not he plans to run for president again in 2016. Romney manages to get a few subtle Obama digs in, but he also endures being called The Mitt Man, Romalomadingdong, and Book of Mormon, which seems like a fair enough trade.

Who's Your Favorite Comedian Voting for?

Just Jared has compiled a list of which celebrities are voting for which presidential candidate (the choices are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, for those who haven't been keeping up). It's no surprise that much of Hollywood tends to gravitate towards Obama, and the comedy industry does too, in particular. We've whittled out all the boring, dreary non-comedy people from Just Jared's list to give you this list of who all the big comedians are putting down on their ballots. Voting for whoever your favorite celebrity chooses is how democracy works now, so make sure you examine this list closely before heading to the polls:

Barack Obama's comedy [...]

You'll Never Guess Who Will Ferrell and Chris Rock Want You to Vote for

Will Ferrell and Chris Rock have added their voices to the chorus of comedy people endorsing Barack Obama, leaving Dennis Miller and the character Stephen Colbert awfully lonely as the only two people in the humor industry backing Romney. Here's Will Ferrell's funny campaign ad, released via Barack Obama's YouTube channel.

The Hollywood Reporter just released a list of celebrities hitting the campaign trail for Obama. Folks like Jon Hamm, Cedric the Entertainer, Jack Black & Kyle Gass, Fran Drescher, and Happy Endings stars Zachary Knighton and Adam Pally are helping Obama do some last-minute campaigning, along with the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, who were [...]

The Best of Late Night's Responses to the Presidential Debate

America's late night shows took on Tuesday's presidential debate this week, all of them going about it in their own unique way. Here's Jon Stewart laying into Mitt Romney over his contraception stance and his "binders full of women" remark, as well as complimenting Barack Obama (who's appearing on The Daily Show tonight!) for actually deciding to attend this debate.

Check out some more highlights from late night's coverage of the second debate after the jump:

Sarah Silverman is Probably Not Voting for Mitt Romney

“I think that any female, any homosexual and anyone who loves a female or homosexual or has one in their family is crazy to vote for Mitt Romney.”

-Sarah Silverman to The New York Times in her first interview since putting out a profane PSA about voter ID laws that's racked up nearly 2 million YouTube hits in just a few days.

The Best of 'SNL' Season 38

It snuck up on us, didn't it? The end of SNL Season 38 brought along with it key staff changes, among them the upcoming departure of head writer Seth Meyers and the immediate departures of cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and (unofficially) Jason Sudeikis. Few people have shaped SNL over the past 8 years more than these men — Meyers with his leadership in the writers room and charm as Weekend Update host, and Hader, Armisen and Sudeikis as the cast's workhorses and loadbearing performers. Indeed, many pegged Season 38 as a "transitional year" in the wake of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg leaving the show a year ago, [...]

'South Park' Is Calling the Election for Obama Early

Trey Parker and Matt Stone only have one day between when we learn the results of the Presidential Election tonight (hopefully) and when the South Park season finale has to be ready tomorrow, so they've called the election early. The title of tomorrow's episode is "Obama Wins!" and it should be a mad dash to rewrite and retitle the whole thing should that Romney guy actually pull this off. Judging by the above preview, the plot involves Cartman rigging the election, which would be a great way of getting around hypothetically having to rewrite and rerecord the whole episode in under a day.

Mr. Burns Explains Why He's Voting for Mitt Romney

Here's Simpsons bad guy Mr. Burns's endorsement of Mitt Romney, who, if you haven't been paying attention to the news, is up for the job of President next week. It's another funny election video from the Simpsons folks, who recently made one about Homer voting for Romney. Believe it or not, the Simpsons writers, like a fair number of people in Hollywood, are liberals, and it's safe to assume they're voting for Obama.

Jimmy Fallon Pays a Visit to "Mister Romney's Neighborhood"

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon took aim at this Mitt Romney/Big Bird thing last night with a sketch called "Mister Romney's Neighborhood" that sees presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (played by Fallon) hosting his own Mister Rogers-esque PBS kids show.  It's a funny segment that manages to get a lot of clever jabs in at Romney (and a few at Obama too), and the writers even work in a nice gag about the Mitt Romney Dog Incident, which I just found out has its own Wikipedia page. Maybe Romney would care more for public television if he got to host his own show, as Fallon proves that Romney hosting [...]

How 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' Addressed Romney's "47%" Silliness

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There are some political happenings so ridiculous, so tragic, so disgusting that you just can't wait for 11:00 PM Eastern/10 PM Central. The recent Mother Jones videos in which Romney called 47% of this country useless bottom feeders – like crayfish or sea cucumbers, if you will – is such a happening. Above was Colbert's top-hatted take, below watch The Daily Show shit on it from a variety of angles, including a top-hatted John Hodgman [...]

Mitt Romney's Loss Gives Jason Sudeikis an Excuse to Leave 'SNL' Early

Jason Sudeikis has been hinting at leaving SNL lately, but as Entertainment Weekly observes, Mitt Romney's loss yesterday gives him an easy out. Sudeikis has been portraying Romney since the election kicked off last year and is currently signed on to the show through January. Lorne Michaels recently spoke to EW about Sudeikis, saying, "He’s absolutely essential. I love him. I hope he stays a long time." Sudeikis may be inspired to leave by the recent departures of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, who both joined SNL a few months after he did in 2005, and by his booming movie career. Horrible Bosses was the [...]

Conan Shows Off Mitt Romney's Star-Studded Political Rally

Here's a promo for Mitt Romney's star-studded political event, the Rom-Paign-U-Bration Last-Minute Election Celebra-Jam, which proves once and for all the Democrats aren't the only ones who can book cool celebrities on the campaign trail. I'm sure Obama would kill for George Costanza's mom's endorsement.

Key & Peele Are Having a Live Pre-Debate Chat Today

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are sitting down for a Google+ Hangout today at 1 pm EST in advance of tonight’s third and final presidential debate. The LA Times is hosting the Hangout here. Join in, otherwise Obama’s anger translator Luther is gonna lose his shit.

Obama and Romney Tell Debate Moderator Jim Lehrer to Shut Up on 'Fallon'

Obama has received some criticism for his performance at Wednesday night's debate, but not nearly as much as moderator Jim Lehrer. On Late Night, Jimmy Fallon and company parodied the debate in this sketch, which saw the two candidates coming together to agree that Jim Lehrer is a terrible moderator and needs to "shut the fuck up." Maybe if Obama would have been as direct as the fake Obama in this sketch, by telling Jim Lehrer to shut up and threatening to shove his foot up his ass, at least his critics wouldn't be calling him passive.