Anthony Weiner: The Best of This Week's Weinergate Comedy
This week, comedians and hosts couldn't stop talking about Anthony Weiner's social-media antics.
Maher and Lynch's Dirty Dramatic Reading
On Real Time, Bill Maher and Jane Lynch did a dramatic reading of Anthony Weiner's exchange with one of his cybertrysts, and it's not for the prude. If this doesn't teach you not to misuse social media, nothing will.
Weiner's Foreplay: Colbert
Nothing like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to get you in the mood. Anthony Weiner talked dirty to a woman by referencing the two shows during their infamous Facebook conversations. Apparently, Comedy Central gets all the action.
Jon Stewart Bleeds for Comedy
Anthony Weiner wasn't the only one in pain after confessing to his social-media hijinks. While taping a Daily Show sketch Tuesday, Jon Stewart cut himself on some glass during a Weiner spoof involving a blender. Despite blood running down his arm, Stewart powered through, holding a towel to his injury while he finished doling out more laughs at the congressman's expense.
Ripa and Weiner: Bosom Buddies?
Setting an all new low in self-deprecating humor: When Kelly Ripa dissected the topless shot of Weiner, she had no qualms about the similarities between the congressman's ripped pecs and her own chest. The first thought that came to the physically fit Live! host's mind? "When I first saw this photo, I was like, 'Is that me?'" she told a shocked Regis Philbin.
Adventures in Sexting
Bringing a whole definition to junk mail, Jay Leno demonstrated what could be the next chapter in Weiner's sexting and social-media escapades. In his opening Tonight Show monologue, the host said he forgot to turn his cellphone off before taking the stage, just in time to receive his very own faux-message from the congressman. Leno held up a video of the would-be Weiner dancing in his underpants for the audience to see. Crotch photos are already so passé.
Fallon's Press Junk-et
Jimmy Fallon put his SNL skills to use while impersonating Weiner at a faux press conference. During the sketch, the would-be Weiner apologized to "those who I care about most," but his sincerest apologies went to his huge and hard-working "staff." Unlike the actual congressman, Fallon nailed it.
What's in a Name?
While other late-night talk-show hosts were having a field day with Weinergate, Jimmy Kimmel had to withhold all of his Weiner jokes due to the NBA finals. So, when his show finally aired, he took down the congressman in one go. One of his most pressing questions was how to prevent future political sex scandals—be warned Congressman Dicks.
Conan Will Hide Your Junk
At first, Weiner wasn't even able to say "with certitude" whether or not the photo in question was of him. The folks over at Conan responded with this ad featuring an assortment of phallic disguises.
Kathy Lee Has a Bone to Pick
Sometimes Weiner puns are simply unavoidable. Today show hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb weren't about to let a good innuendo pass them by. Kotb let one slip when discussing Gifford's frustrations with Weiner, when she said to throw her a "bone."
Unloading on Weiner's Chest
Jon Stewart went there. As Weinergate unfolds, comedians and pundits have upped the ante in their reactions. Naturally, Stewart—who's arguably been having the most fun of all with the scandal—found a way to outdo himself. The Daily Show host finally revealed what lives deep inside Weiner's cavernous pecs: James Franco. Are there any double entendres that haven't been used yet?