Comedy Central’s Indecision Election Companion
Poke fun at prospective presidents to brighten up the campaign
For those wanting to follow the US elections but who are tired of all the serious reporting, this US-only app from Comedy Central is perfect. Taking a satirical look at the campaign trail has never been easier (or funnier).
Stories about the various candidates are scattered across the main page of the app, and tapping one will open it up. While all the stories are factual, most of them will do so by either making fun of the people involved, or reporting them in a sarcastic way. Not every story is ‘laugh-out-loud’ funny, but they’re all amusing.
There is also a liveblog section for when speeches and debates are being broadcast, including buttons that you can tap in reaction to what the candidates are saying. You can then scroll back through the blog and see what other users were voting for at the time.
The highlight is the images section, where photos are ironically captioned. Some are funnier than others, but it’s a great way to lighten the heavy subject. Our only real complaint is that it took a few seconds for some sections to load, but for the most part it’s a great way to stay up to date with a topic you may already be bored of.
A fun app that brings plenty of comedy to the elections. A little slow but mostly great.
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