TORONTO - While too young to vote in Thursday'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 the 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.
The video can be viewed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcvlbdkv34k