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Business Of (Political) Comedy

Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

Comedy is one of the toughest businesses there is. It is hard to make people laugh for a living. You could argue it's even harder getting laughs during an election year where so much history is being made.

It's easy to poke fun at the traditional old, white guys like Sen. John McCain or Sen. Joe Biden. It's a little more dicey going after Sen. Barack Obama or Gov. Sarah Palin (though Rudy Giuliani was pretty funny).

Not that comedians aren't chomping at the bit.

This week, we're seeing the first Palin Parodies. I've been trolling the web, and I have to say, most of the stuff isn't very funny. Yet. The parodies that did make me laugh worked because they didn't make fun of Gov. Palin so much as they used her to make fun of Sen. McCain.

This first one is called "McCain's Brain," which is deliciously inappropriate. I found it on FunnyorDie.com,a website which has highlighted several Will Ferrell videos (and the voice sure sounds a lot like Ron Burgundy):

This parody on YouTubealso pokes more fun at McCain than it does at Palin(warning, adult language).

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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