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November 8th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

The lighter side of the 2012 race: Comedian David Alan Grier on why politics can occasionally be hilarious

The presidential election is finally behind us now. But with all its moments of contention, there were several laughs at the candidates’ expense. NBC's "Saturday Night Live" certainly highlighted those and made light of the serious instances throughout the campaign.

Comedian David Alan Grier comes to “Starting Point” to talk to amount the moments of humor throughout the 2012 race.

Soledad O’Brien asks if comedians ever consider an election by the funnier candidate. “Yeah,” Grier says. “Barack Obama is so cool and calm and reserved...he’s not gonna have that crazy moment,” Grier says. “I was of two minds. I voted for Barack Obama, but my comic funny bone was like, ‘Yeah, well Mitt Romney, that’s like two HBO specials.”

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  1. randol macon

    You really think a liar and a hypocrite who 'bought' this election is funny?
    You think bussing in Somalis and people who can't read or understand English is the right thing?
    You think accepting millions and millions in donations from questionable (foreign) sources is the right thing?
    You think abandoning the northeast is the right thing?
    Charles Manson was just as 'cool'

    November 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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