New York charity givers were shocked by the antics of presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barak Obama, who whilst attending the annual Al Smith fund-raising dinner decided to swap stiff-neck politics for joking and japes.
Senator McCain soon had the good folks of the Big Apple choking on their cwarfee and rolling in the aisles when he said, "Joe the Plumber? Ha, ha, ha.....it's a classic! 'Joe le Taxi for Senator McCain!' more like."
Then it was the turn of Obama, who wowed the crowd with his hilarious impression of legendary Midlands funny-man Lenny Henry's alter ego Theophilus P Wildebeeste.
The presidential possibility, complete with shirt open to the navel and tight leather trousers soon had the ladies swooning with his soul-singing, sex-god routine.
Former First Lady Hilary Clinton was clearly in awe of her man's sexy shenanigans and was heard to comment on the impressive size of his Poll Rating.
Meanwhile Sarah Palin had no choice but to look on in envy as the White House Wannabe whipped the female members of the audience into a frenzy when he asked, "Have you got any African in you? Would you like some?".
The Republican's eyes were seen to well up with tears at the prospect of the good shafting she is sure to receive come election day.