The Standup Comedy Genius of Mr. Bob Barr
Sure, this could be an onion headline. I mean, a liberal comedy writer and a former conservative congressman who for all intent and purposes seemed to be missing the humor gene, teaming up to create seven minutes of standup nirvana. Well, maybe not nirvana as in heavenly, but then again not Nirvana as in suicidal rock star career path. Still, the result was a pretty nifty performance by the present Libertarian Presidential Candidate at a Philadelphia Political Comedy benefit for sick kids.
It’s a pairing up that I certainly wouldn’t have predicted. Me and Hannity…maybe. But only after Colmes dies. I have my standards. But Bob Barr? He stood for everything I despised in the Republican Party. Not everything actually, buteverything negative that wasn’t on talk radio.
That’s why I agreed to write his material for the benefit. And then there the kids. After all, we comedy writers do it for the kids.
I also happen to think it’s important for the Libertarian Party to get on the ballot without having to spend every nickel they have every four years. Believe me, there aren’t many nickels there to begin with. And it wouldn’t hurt for Barr to be at the debates…on stage. He’ll need his polling at 15% for that to happen.
Will I vote for him? There are limits to my commitment to comedy, but there are a whole bunch of people out there who won’t be voting the way I am either. It’s those people who I believe might want to take another look at Bob Barr.
He’s not the same humorless meanie you might remember. In fact, he’s far from it, as you will see from this bad angle video from the Variety Club Benefit in front of an sold-out audience of 400 on Tuesday.
And might I add. If you’re not voting for Obama, or sitting at home, why not consider voting for the best damn Libertarian presidential candidate today…BOB BARR.
You check out the comedy stylings of Mr. Bob Barr here.