While too young to vote in today’s provincial election, an up-and-coming comedian from Hamilton is getting some laughs out of it.
Sam Barringer, who has been posting his amateur videos on YouTube for a couple of years now, pokes fun of the party leaders in his latest.
Ontario Votes 2011 features Sam and his younger brother Ben in a parody of last month’s televised debate.
Sam first appears as TVO host Steve Paikin, arching an eyebrow as he introduces Ben asking the question: “When you go to the drive-thru at McDonald’s, what do you order?”
Sam then appears in a crisp blue suit as Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty, making wild hand gestures and swinging his arms like a windmill as he talks about a “wind-turbine powered, clean and green McDonald’s.” McGuinty’s animated hand gestures were the talk of social media on debate night.
Donning a blond wig, Sam then plays NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who explains that her “brother’s wife’s mother’s cousin’s son” told her that his “friend’s dad’s nephew” got a paper cut playing McDonald’s Monopoly.
The line mocks a story Horwath told during the debate about her son going to the emergency room with a skateboarding injury.
Finally, Sam appears in a different suit as Tory Leader Tim Hudak, who holds up three fingers while saying Ontario can’t afford “four more years” of McGuinty.