Comedian Marc Maron had the opportunity to have president Barack Obama sit down with him as a guest on his WTF podcast. As they discussed things surrounding the government and Barack’s life they closed out the conversation with a talk on comedy. In their talk, the president shared that Richard Pryor and Dick Gregory are some of his favorites.
Marc: Do you like comedy?
Obama: I love comedy.
Marc: Who are your guys?
Obama: Well Pryor, Dick Gregory when he was really on the edge. Seinfeld, a whole another different type. Louis (CK), I know is a buddies of yours, who I love. I think Louis terrific. He’s wonderful in such a self-deprecating type of way…… What I’ve been impressed about comics talk about comedy is how much of it is a craft and they’re thinking it through. They have a since of when it works and when it doesn’t. The longer you do it, the better your instinct are, same as a president.
You can listen to the full discussion here.