TV Club: Who knew Donald Trump was the comeback role Johnny Depp needed?

It’s only the Wednesday after the New Hampshire primary, and the 2016 presidential election is already the most analyzed, most scrutinized, most discussed political campaign in United States history. It’s not just that there are more platforms for running commentary than ever before—it’s that there are more platforms for a wider segment of the electorate to comment on the campaign in the moment. Combined with the outsized characters vying for the Oval Office, the proliferation of soap boxes, grandstands, and megaphones also means this election is already the most lampooned in history, too.

Think back to 2008, when the leading voices of electoral satire were The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and people wondered if vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin might show up at 30 Rockefeller Center to square off with Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live. Today, The Daily Show has sprouted three topical …

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