Colbert Report screencapThis is one of those pages where I tried to figure out some Serious Political Commentary to insert…and then said to myself, “Wait, why am I bothering? This is a comedy.”

Then I indulged in full-on Colbert-style physical comedy. (I’ve written a whole lot of Colbert Report fanfiction, which makes for great opportunities to do that kind of wordplay, but not so much with the pantomiming. Or the crawl gags.)


Reporter: Congressman, what studies are you citing when you–

Arthur Bennett: This isn’t about studies! It’s common sense that this bill will kill jobs!

Reporter: I think–

Bennett: Look: This is the bill, and I’m jobs.

(clench)

Reporter: Congressman?

(gack)

Reporter: …

(ack ack)

Reporter: . . . We’ll be right back after these messages.

Bennett: . . . if only people had voted Republican . . .

Cybele: Aww . . . It’s so nice to see him having fun like that.