Play of the Day: The Looming Threat of Kim Jong-Un

By Ross Gianfortune

April 10, 2013

Former president George W. Bush’s legacy for comedians is legendary and David Letterman continues to joke about the 43rd president. With Bush’s presidential library opening next month, Letterman gave viewers a preview of what the facility will provide for visitors.

On NBC, The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno brought other former targets into a joke by making jokes about Mitt Romney and the Palins. Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon looked into a possible Sasha Obama presidency and NASA's plans to study an asteroid.

Conan O’Brien was the only comedian to look at Barack Obama’s budget proposal, using the occasion to talk about the government selling excess property. He also continued jokes about North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, connecting the leader to “Gangam Style” singer Psy. Craig Ferguson devoted much of his monologue to Kim, as well, bringing in Psy, a Kardashian sight gag and even the relative sanity of China’s leadership.

Fast forward to 4:20 to see Ferguson show why Kim shouldn't be strapped for money.


By Ross Gianfortune

April 10, 2013

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