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 [...]
Here's Girls star and creator Lena Dunham's new ad for the Obama campaign, aimed at young female voters. In it, she compares voting for the first time to losing her virginity. The video's racked up nearly 300,000 YouTube hits in less than a day, and, needless to say, it's angered a lot of conservatives, who surprisingly weren't down for the ad's liberal stance on pre-marital voting.
Ever since George Washington laughed at himself while attending a farce by the “father” of American theatre William Dunlap, comedians have been knocking down presidents just as fast as the electorate can set them up. Political satire may be the best example of what freedom of speech is good for: it's dangerous, persuasive, and brings the mighty low, just the sort of thing a democracy needs to keep things fresh. Best of all, comedy can reach across party lines and far beyond the self-absorbed circle jerk of political insiders. One good SNL sketch will change more minds than a thousand policy briefs and think tank reports.
Perhaps the first breakout [...]
“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.
Last week The Daily Show ran the straight-up awesome Mitt Romney bio video entitled "Mitt Romney: A Human Being Who Built That" narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Tonight, Obama gets the same treatment with "Barack Obama: It Could Have Been Worse," narrated by one Mr. Larry David. If it's anywhere near as good as ol' Mitt's bio, we're in for a treat.