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'Me the People' Author Kevin Bleyer Finds the Funny in History

'Daily Show' writer reconsiders the Constitution

In his new book, Kevin Bleyer attempts to rewrite the US Constitution. For Prime Time radio.

'Daily Show' writer and 'Me the People' author Kevin Bleyer masquerades as a Code Pink protester at a mock congressional hearing. — Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Constitution was meant to be amended, right? If so, why not by an Emmy-winning comedy writer for Jon Stewart's The Daily Show?

According to author and humorist Kevin Bleyer, you'd think the American people would have gotten it right after a couple of centuries.

In his book, Me The People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America, Bleyer argues that neither average joes nor Supreme Court justices truly understand these revolutionary writings. That's why he's taken a crack at updating the document for our times.

It's a tricky balancing act, blending comedy and history, just as Bleyer and his colleagues at The Daily Show mash-up comedy and news each night.

With Mike Cuthbert as straight man, you'll hear Bleyer at work in the audio interview above. Press play to start.

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