Before today’s class discussion, I never really thought about the different ways how humor could be used. I mainly focused on the fact that humor is used to get a few chuckles out of people, but it does have other strengths too. For example, if you want to get a point across without being overly blunt, you might want to try sarcasm. The videos that we watched about Mitt Zomney and Barack Obama on the Jimmy Fallon show were especially two clever ways to utilize humor. In Whedon’s video over Romney, he used humor to try to sway voters from voting for the candidate. In the Obama video, the president used humor to strengthen his ethos, as a good candidate for reelection, because he passed a substantial law that stopped the rate of student loans from increasing. Both videos show that while humor can be used to cause laughs, it can also do things like change other’s thoughts and enhance credibility/likeability.