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Arlen Specter, Stand-up Comic?

Posted on | December 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

by Smitty

NBC10 Philadelphia:

The longtime Pennsylvania senator performed stand-up at an open-mic night at the Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia on Tuesday, continuing a post-politics foray into standup.
“I’ve been in comedy now for 30 years,” the former senator told the crowd, reports the Inquirer.
Specter took shots at former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others in his act. Former President Bill Clinton and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich were also targets of Specter quips.
“When I see Bill Clinton, I’m going to tell him that Newt Gingrich got applause and he didn’t,” Specter joked, reports the Inquirer.
But don’t ask about the joke involving the paraplegic who wanted to date the battered woman. The Inquirer reports “some of his jokes are unprintable in a family newspaper.”
The crowd roared with approval at Specter’s jokes, according to the Inquirer. Specter himself tells the newspaper that “humor is elevating” and he wanted to try it out.
Specter told the newspaper, “I might be invited back.”

I know, without having seen Specter, that he must be funnier than Bill Maher. But then, the contents of the World’s Youngest Blogger’s diaper bin is funnier than Bill Maher.

via The Examiner


5 Responses to “Arlen Specter, Stand-up Comic?”

  1. EBL
    December 29th, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    I agree Arlen Spector is a joke.  

    I am not laughing at this, however.

  2. Edward
    December 29th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    And here I thought he was a stand-up comic when he was in the Senate.

    Badum-bump-swish!  I’ll be here all week folks.  Remember to tip your waiter and try the fish.

  3. Anonymous
    December 29th, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Let’s face it, most of the politicians in Congress are comics.  And I’m not laughing.

  4. McGehee
    December 29th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    Politics has always been the lowest form of comedy.

  5. ThePaganTemple
    December 29th, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    Hey maybe Snarlin’ Arlen should get in the race. He can be a stalking horse for Rick by drawing RINO votes away from Romney. That would be a good way to repay Rick for supporting him in that Senate race against his conservative opponent.