It seems so long ago at this point, but Roseanne Barr did run for President of the United States in 2012 and apparently, somebody filmed a documentary about her campaign. THR reports today that longtime Michael Moore collaborator Eric Weinrib made a documentary called Roseanne for President!, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at Barr's campaign. A year and a half after the election, the movie is currently in post-production and is expected to be finished sometime this year.
Roseanne for President! "followed Barr's gonzo campaign from its inception and gained access to her home, friends and family … [and] aims to illuminate how the system works by highlighting [...]
Here's a video comedian James Adomian made for Funny Or Die, in which he brings the impression of former Minnesota governor/pro wrestler Jesse Ventura he's popularized on Comedy Bang! Bang! and other podcasts, to the screen for a campaign ad, even though he hasn't decided whether he wants to run or not.
Following Barack Obama's appearance on Between Two Ferns a couple weeks ago, here's Funny Or Die's latest video in support of the Affordable Care Act. In it, Adam Scott reprises his douchebag brother character from the movie Step Brothers to talk about how terrible health insurance is with his fellow members of The Cool Squad (Jeff Probst, Mark Cuban, Chris Daughtry).
Michelle Obama is set to make her sitcom debut. THR reports that the first lady is set to cameo in Parks and Recreation's one-hour season finale, titled "Moving Up," which was filmed recently and will air Thursday, April 24th. Obama shot her cameo in Miami, where she was working to raise money to fight childhood obesity. Past political figures to land on Parks and Rec include Joe Biden, John McCain, and Barbara Boxer.
Parks's showrunner/co-creator Mike Schur told THR that his dream political guest star is Leslie Knope's idol, Hillary Clinton:
"I always imagined the perfect ending to the series — and I hope it's not for a while [...]
The Soup host and Community star Joel McHale has been named the host of this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, the association announced today. The annual event, which a comedian hosts in front of an audience that includes the President of the United States and a bunch of Washington, D.C. journalists, will take place on May 3rd this year and as always, will be televised on C-SPAN. The last three of these dinners were hosted by Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers, respectively, and this is the first time hosting the event for McHale.