Watch former senator Arlen Specter do stand-up comedy

By | December 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm | 5 comments | Audio/Video, feature slider | Tags: , ,

Politicians usually work the crowd, fishing for votes,but last night during an open-mic night at Helium Comedy Club in Philly, former Sen. Arlen Specter worked the room, trawling for laughs, and he caught a cadre of lawmakers in his net.

A Republican during most of his 30-year career in the U.S. Senate, Specter, 81, aimed his fiercest below-the-Beltway jabs at dallying Democrats: serial-sex-joke subject Bill Clinton and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. He did land one partisan barb, a juvenile joke about former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

All in all, his 8-minute set was funnier than a day of C-Span coverage but way less amusing than the longest-running series on television: the GOP presidential debates.

Check out Shecky Specter below.

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  • Meandering0726

    Just. Not. Funny.

  • http://twitter.com/AnarchicWound Scotty Arncliffe

    that actually wasn’t terrible. There were at least a couple of really good jokes in there

  • http://twitter.com/AnarchicWound Scotty Arncliffe

    that actually wasn’t terrible. There were at least a couple of really good jokes in there

  • Jen Walker

    I live here in Philly and got an email about this but assumed it was an impersonator. LOL Amazing.

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