Funnies: Holiday Chuckles

A look at the best in late-night political comedy.

Dec. 21, 2008 — -- Here's a roundup of the late-night comics.

Tonight Show

Jay Leno: There are some great deals out there. There are still bargains. You know, I went shopping over the weekend. I got an Illinois senate seat, $149.

Late Show

David Letterman: I hope things go better for Santa Claus this Christmas. Last year, remember what happened last year? He was shot down over Alaska by Sarah Palin. Do you remember that?

Tonight Show

Leno: Here he is leaving his house. Take a look. OK, he's on his way to the press conference. It's very subtle. Watch what happens here. [VO of Blago leaving house. Close-up shot of someone dropping a dufflebag full on money on the ground and picking it back up. VO of Blago getting into car] You see, now -- [laughter and applause].

Late Night

Conan O'Brien: President Bush is hosting a lunch next month with President-elect Obama and all the former presidents. Isn't that cool? Yeah. Bush said I invited all 43 guys, but only four responded.

Late Show

Letterman: Do you hear about this guy in -- George Bush is over there in Baghdad saying good-bye to the troops -- and he heaves a couple shoes at the guy. And we thought, hopefully that's just a one of a kind of an episode. More bad news coming out of the Middle East. Apparently now, Iran, Iran, yeah is developing a long-range loafer. Honest to god!

The Late Late Show

Craig Ferguson: President-elect Obama made a huge announcement this week. He's going to travel to his inauguration by train. I know! This is a big surprise to a lot of people because everybody thought Obama was going to get to the inauguration by walking on water.