LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Joe Biden’s laughing during the debate tonight is prompting reaction, especially from Chris Rock. Biden’s laughing is being captured by the broadcast during split screen footage. Despite the substance of either candidate’s answers tonight, Biden’s mannerisms dominated initial reactions online from Rock tonight.
Rock said of the Vice President tonight that “Joe Biden’s constant laughing & smiling is probably going over as well with Republicans as Paul Ryan’s hairline is with democrats.” Rock later retweeted the comment “if you’re laughing every time you see Biden laugh. He’s putting me in a good mood. I’m happier than I was an hour ago. Thanks Joe!” Rock later joked “Joe Biden is laughing so much they’re going to have to do last call real soon”.
TJ Holmes of BET thought Ryan was dreadful in the debate tonight. He noted “This is like watching the Alabama v Arkansas game a few weeks ago. No pretty.” NBC’s Chuck Todd said of the mannerism “Biden laughing a lot… the smirks; all on the split screen.” Todd also told news that he wondered “how it plays with some; Dem base may like it; GOP base hate it; middle?”
Katty Kay, anchor for BBC World News, commented about the laughing as well; “Biden has to stop laughing – it’s just distracting on the split screen.” Reality star turned talk show host Bethenny Frankel had her own take on the laughing. “What if Ryan slaps Joe Biden for laughing & all of those Chiclets fall out?”