Mo Rocca: Is Denver Ready For The 2008 Convention? genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

I've always felt Mo Rocca was one of the most underrated comics in the business. Perhaps that's a function of my interest in politics and the fact that Rocca is as knowledgeable as most of the news reporters we see on television. Even better, his skill at deadpan comedy in a political setting is unmatched.

Rocca has covered a lot of territory in is career; having worked as a correspondent on The Daily Show, worked on Larry King Live as a consultant/political historian, and now as a feature player on The Tonight Show. He also appears on PBS, VH1, The Food Network, and has a regular show on Sirius Satellite Radio.

His work during the 2004 Democratic and Republican conventions is some of his best. Besides being quite funny, his knowledge of U.S. presidents is extensive and the fact that he wrote a book on the pets of the presidents titled, All the Presidents' Pets: The Inside Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over, only adds to his comic depth.

The following clip is from a recent visit to Denver to see how the city is preparing for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. If you've never seen Rocca, this clip will provide a small taste of his work.

Tagged as: 2008 Democratic National Convention, Mo Rocca, The Tonight Show

Daniel DiRito | August 2, 2007 | 3:18 PM
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1 On August 8, 2007 at 12:14 PM, Nuclia Waste wrote —

It's too bad NBC edited Mo Rocca's Denver piece so heavily. The full uncut version was even funnier. You can check it out at

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