By Joshua Altman - 12/28/11 11:21 PM EST
Mitt Romney has a reputation for appearing stiff on the campaign trail, but his wife Ann said Wednesday that when the cameras are off her husband can inspire laughter.
“As soon as you turn these cameras off, we’ll be there, he will be telling a joke and we’ll be laughing,” Ann Romney said in a joint interview with the former Massachusetts governor.
Romney has been the punch line of jokes from professional comedians including Jon Stewart for not disclosing the “fun” book Romney was reading in his interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier.
“Good call keeping the ‘fun one’ that might humanize you under your hat,” Stewart cracked.
Ann Romney said on CNN that while the public might see a candidate whom anchor Wolf Blitzer described as “very stiff, very proper,” her husband is much different.
“That might be his public perception,” Ann said, “but that’s not who he is privately at all.”
Mitt Romney said he likes “old comedy,” listing Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, The Keystone Kops, “The Honeymooners” and “I Love Lucy” among his favorites.