Bottom Line: While I could probably live without so much auto-tuner in my life, Barely Political does a job I would usually reserve for Comedy Central’s faux-news programs and that is to make current events interesting again.
Barely Political is the leading political satire site on the web. Here’s some history: Barely Political launched in June 2007 with the debut video “I’ve Got a Crush on Obama” featuring Obama Girl. That quickly made us one of the most talked about and blogged about political satire sites online. Since launching, Barely Political videos have been seen over 150 million times worldwide, and featured on shows including Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show and The Colbert Report. President Barack Obama called Barely Political videos an “example of the fertile imagination of the Internet,” and he’s really important.
Cast: Amber Lee Ettinger, Ben Relles, Rusty Ward, Mark Douglas, Tom Small, Michael Stevens, Jake Chudnow, Mike Gregory
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They make watching clips from C-SPAN 2 fun again. (Style 4.5)
It has as much storytelling as single purpose, pop culture inspired music videos and political tinged sketches can have. (Storytelling 3.5)
It’s one of those series that can start to get grating if you watch too many in a row. It’s the auto-tuner. Luckily, new episodes don’t come out too often. (Watchability 3)
In the world of political parody you’re working in a pretty saturated playing field, the fact that they manage to keep it entertaining video after video is saying something. (Novelty 4)