Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, isn’t quite Richard Pryor in Stand-Up Reagan, but this collection of jokes and anecdotes from political speeches shows his ability to connect with crowds through humor.
Reagan used his quips to great political effect. By joking about rival Walter Mondale’s "youth and inexperience", he neutralized questions about his age, one of his political liabilities in the 1984 presidential election. The man who ended the Cold War jokes about free speech and 10-year waits to get a new car in the Soviet Union. At other times, he tells self-deprecating jokes about his experiences in show business.
Recorded live at various political events, Reagan’s quips and stories demonstrate his impeccable timing and public warmth.
It's the human side of President Reagan...the Reagan who will always be remembered fondly. The Reagan everybody loved. Whether he was with the press or the public, at conferences or official dinners, his warmth and congeniality shined through. You will even hear him enlist Nancy as his partner in mischief!
You'll laugh. You'll be moved. You'll remember.
Ronald Reagan is probably the warmest, most down-to-earth president America has ever known...and Stand-Up Reagan is the happiest memento of his career.