In the latest edition of "Last Politician Standing" starring upcoming comedians Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it seems that ad-libs continue to work against the performers. During a speech in New Hampshire, Don "Chuckles" Trump began with a strong bit about Mexican leaders, before spotting a plane overhead and launching into off-the-cuff material.
The audible intake of breath after a joke—masked in no way by any laughter from the audience—is typically an indication of a poor punch line. Trump's "tag," as a follow up line is known in the comedy world, was, "So (long reflective pause on the state of his campaign)... that's the way it is folks."
A bit of a throwback to the old school "Catskills Cradle" school of comedy, sure, but largely unappreciated by his crowd of clearly new-school, absurdist admirers.
In contrast, Hillary Clinton relies primarily on scripts, provided by what you can only assume are a team of typical, Hollywood liberal joke writers.