Funnies: Finding Humor in the Bailout

A look at the best in late night political comedy.

Sept. 28, 2008— -- Here's a roundup of the late night comics.

The Tonight Show

Jay Leno: To give you an idea how bad the economy is, Wall Street investors are now clinging to their guns and religion. That's how bad.

Late Night

Conan O'Brien: Yesterday, President Bush telephoned both John McCain and Barack Obama to discuss the current financial crisis. Yeah, that's right. The entire conversation consisted of Bush yelling, "SUCKERS," and hanging up.

Late Night

O'Brien: People Magazine apparently paid Clay Aiken $500,000 for the interview where he admits he's gay. $500,000, yeah. After hearing about it, the CEOs of Lehman Brothers and AIG announced they are also gay.

The Tonight Show

Leno: Here's the way a bailout works. A failed president and a failed Congress invest $700 billion of your money in failed businesses. Believe me, this can't fail.

Late Show

David Letterman: We're learning more and more about Sen. John McCain. And apparently he has 13 cars. Yup, 13 cars. And he can't remember where he parked any of them.

The Daily Show

Joe Biden: Barack Obama ain't taking my shotgun. So don't buy that Malarkey. I've got two. If he tried to fool with my barretta, he's got a problem.Jon Stewart: Two things. One, the barretta, I believe, is a handgun, not a shotgun. And two — and this may be more important — you appear to possibly be threatening gun violence against your own running mate.