Jokes About The First Debate Are Exactly The Thing You Need To Read Right Now

Congratulations, everyone. We made it all the way to the first presidential debate and we still have a sense of humor! The 2016 election has been full of humorless moments, certainly. There's been a lot of disappointment, name calling, and scandal, but somehow through it all, the people (er, Twitter) have remained on the sunny side of things. And though Monday night's debate is undoubtedly a historic and serious event, it doesn't mean that there is nothing to laugh about. And these jokes about the first presidential debate are some of the best that Twitter had to offer.

From Hillary Clinton openly laughing on the debate stage to Donald Trump's repetitious speech and wild hand gestures, there was a lot to weigh in on. But Twitter, as per usual, was quick to jump on some of the finer points of the debate — and then ceaselessly mock them. Seriously, there's no need to go to the bar. The best party zingers are all right there for the reading. So I rounded up some of the best jokes of the first president debate. And just a hint, absolutely none of them are from the candidates.

Of course, there were a lot of comments about Trump's unbelievable facial expressions, which were all on full display on Monday night.

...and Clinton's face, which was unabashedly gleeful almost every time she heard Trump say something that she knew she would be able to pounce on.

There was a whole section of the Twitterverse that was freaking out about Trump's sniffle, which was probably just as much a part of the debate as the candidate himself.

And then, of course, there were the general observations that only Twitter users could make, which included Beyoncé (natch), Real Housewives GIFs and some Law & Order humor. And yes, somehow all of those can relate back to the 2016 election.

Thank you, political Twitter, for always keeping those Twitter fingers nimble and ready to fire off the next joke. I'll be waiting with bated breath until your wit and wisdom returns for the second debate. Please, never change.