• Chris Christie asks comedy community to spread the word about Hurricane Sandy

    Unless you’ve been hiding under your covers for the last few days — and why wouldn’t you be? — you’ve undoubtedly seen or heard New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashing out at House Speaker John Boehner for dragging his feet on the Hurricane Sandy relief money or calling for stricter background checks on gun owners. Dude is pissed, ok?

    But today, we get a more gentle Christie as he released a heart-string tugging video about the aftermath of the Hurricane. And to help get the word out, the big guy Tweeted at some of comedy’s biggest names in rapid-file style. “Sorry our duet didn’t make the cut but still worth a watch and a retweet,” he told Jimmy Fallon, referring to his September appearance on Late Night when the pair sang Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road.” See below.

    In reference to his December interview with Jon Stewart (a native New Jerseyan), he tweeted at The Daily Show, “Help us pass on the thanks to New Jersey & maybe we do another segment.” (This one almost sounds like a threat maybe?) And to former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander, Christie tweeted, “You’re a Jersey guy so help me thank some others.”

    Christie also encouraged Bon Jovi to re-tweet the link to the video, in which the iconic New Jersey band’s song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” is featured. And since I’m a proud New Jerseyan, I thought I’d share the video here, even though the cynical side of me says it’s mostly a propaganda reel to prove Christie is a great leader. Which he is.

    Dylan P. Gadino

    Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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