You might think that presidential politics and a crashing economy would have kept folks from laughing in 2008, but thanks to these four comedians – intentionally or not – there were plenty of chuckles to go around. Amy Poehler kept reaming the headlines on SNL‘s Weekend Update all the way through her very noticeable pregnancy, while Steve Colbert showed TV pundits just who had the lock on “truthiness.” Tina Fey got a perfect chance to bring new audiences to the underwatched sitcom 30 Rock when a certain politician with a physical resemblance leapt into the limelight: Sarah Palin. And while Palin might not be trying to crack us up, how could would we celebrate these three jokesters without acknowledging the failed VP nominee that provided them with so much great material?
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