VIDEO: Late Night Comedians' Best Anthony Weiner Jokes
While New York Representative Anthony Weiner, 46, has been fielding accusations that he sent a lewd picture of himself to one of his young female Twitter followers, comedians have been gathering material to joke about the congressman's flimsy excuses.
When asked on MSNBC if the picture was of him, Weiner now famously stated, "I can't say with certitude. My system was hacked. Pictures can be manipulated, pictures can be dropped in and inserted." According to Weiner, he's a prime target for such abuse. "When your name is Weiner, it goes with the territory," he added.
Late night comedians, however, aren't buying it. In accordance with his right-wing persona, Stephen Colbert jumped at the chance to poke fun at the politician. "I see only two options here: Either Anthony Weiner has too many photos of his junk to keep track of, or 'Certitude' is his nickname for his penis."
Craig Ferguson also chimed in on the matter. "Congressman Weiner's account was hacked 'allegedly,' and someone texted a picture of his 'junior senator' to a college girl. Now this is good news for me because I can Google 'wiener photos' at work and not get fired."
Perhaps the most surprising joke comes from Jon Stewart, however, in light of the pundit's ongoing friendship with Weiner. "He's a very good friend of mine, and I was hoping that he'd have a very clear and strong reasonable-seeming explanation," Stewart said on Wednesday night's The Daily Show. "That hasn't necessarily happened so far."
So Stewart took the chance to get a jab in. "You know, I'm not certain about a lot of things," he said. "But there are three things in this world that I do have 'certitude' on. Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie. OJ [Simpson] killed those two people. And the third one is what my erect penis looks like in my own underwear. From a bird's-eye view, of course."
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