But we should not get too cocky. Here in the US the elections also are a "comedy show." Look at the clowns who are running for the Republican nomination. But it is not only that. While the Mullahs vet the candidates in Iran the candidates are vetted here in the US also. Only here they are vetted by big money. The super packs and the mass media decide who will get on the stage in debates and who will dominate the mass propaganda outlets.
When was the last time we saw a workers representative on the mass media electioneering for support. Even the so called left of the TV shows do not do this. Take Bill Maher, the atheist and supposedly great unconventional thinker. The one thing he will never do is offer an alternative to the system or to the political parties of capitalism.
Yes politics here are a "comedy show" also but one that is very tightly controlled by capitalism. What we need is a workers party to fight for working people.