Smack dab in the middle of the political season, “Saturday Night Live” becomes a goldmine of political comedy. Saturday’s episode immediately after the Republican debate was no exception as Taran Killem-as-Cruz explained the many ways that Cruz’s personality is the most difficult obstacle to overcome in his quest for the White House.

“From the side, I look like a Farside Cartoon.”

“In other words, I have overcome perhaps the greatest political liability of all time: being Ted Cruz.”

The video also features Cruz’s daughter denying him affection as well as a hilarious cackle from Cruz who thinks he is a whole lot funnier than he actually is.

No matter what the detractors say, when it comes to political comedy, SNL still has it.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at