This presidential election cycle is nothing if not a joke, so why not laugh off the anxiety?

Comics and talk show hosts like Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have been teasing the 2016 candidates for months. Even the politicians themselves aren't afraid to crack jokes. For example, at last month's lighthearted Alfred E. Smith dinner, Republican Donald Trump quipped that when Democrat Hillary Clinton bumped into him, she said "Pardon me." He replied, "Let me talk to you about that after I get into office."

All in good fun, Clinton fired back when it was her turn to speak at the event. "Donald really is as healthy as a horse," she said. "You know, the one that Vladimir Putin rides around on."

Follow their examples and try relieving that election stress with a grin or two. Here are 16 jokes about the election, collected from the Washington Post, Primary Games and Enchanted Learning:

What is your favorite fictional character?

The honest politician.


What's Thomas Jefferson's favorite treat?



"People say I'm indecisive, but I don't know about that." — George H.W. Bush


I don't like political jokes. I've seen too many get elected.


Which one of Washington's peers had the best sense of humor?



"A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt." — Woodrow Wilson


What's the difference between a duck and George Washington?

One has a bill on his face, and the other has his face on a bill.


"Michelle Obama gives a speech, and everyone loves it. It’s fantastic. They think she is absolutely great. My wife, Melania, gives the exact same speech and people get on her case." — Trump


What kind of tea did the American colonists want?



"If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth." — Chester A. Arthur


What did one American flag say to the other flag?

Nothing. It just waved.


Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

At the bottom.


"Washington, D.C., is 12 square miles bordered by reality." — Andrew Johnson


"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?" — Abraham Lincoln


"If con is the opposite of pro, then isn't Congress the opposite of progress?" — Jon Stewart


"People say, and I hear them, they say I’m boring compared to Donald, but I’m not boring at all. In fact, I am the life of every party I attended, and I have been to three." — Hillary Clinton