Earlier this week, Senator Ted Cruz tried his hand at making a few jokes. It did not go well.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan must have been taking notes. At last night's Al Smith dinner, he tried out a few jokes as well, roasting Donald Trump. They also didn't go very well. Seriously, it's like we're in the middle of a comedy battle between two of the least funny people in the country. There's something truly bizarre about watching Paul Ryan test out his comedy chops.
Traditionally, the politicians who speak at the Al Smith dinner try their best to be entertaining. Some are even downright funny.
Paul Ryan at Al Smith Dinner: “Enough of the applause. You sound like the Cabinet when Donald Trump walks in the ro… https://t.co/aHifI6VXu3— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸)1508507289.0
Here are a few zingers from Paul Ryan's speech:
Speaker Paul Ryan roasts President Trump at Al Smith dinner. Read more: https://t.co/C6yskrwuzU https://t.co/erfbk1pJLY— NBC News (@NBC News)1508473113.0
Are you laughing yet?If not, we don't blame you. Paul Ryan isn't exactly a comedic genius.
Some people are pointing out that there's something deeply unsettling about Ryan's roast. (Besides how awkward it is.)
Listen to his jokes. Paul Ryan knows @realDonaldTrump is a danger to our country. He just won’t do anything about i… https://t.co/Dtofpe2gVE— Randy Bryce (@Randy Bryce)1508509335.0