Chief Rabbi Jonathan Saks once wrote, "Humour is the first cousin of hope."
And if the last eight years has taught America anything, it's that misery is also a close relative- maybe the pervy Uncle.
But I wonder, and I wonder if other like minded Bruce Valanches-in-training wonder, now that we begin a new era of hope- is this the death of comedy?
I think probably not. But I admit to slightly missing the easy targets like Palin.
And so I will take solace in the words of a great Israeli psychiatrist,
"Don't worry, Leez, you'll always be miserable."