Love him or despise him, many Americans see Vice President Joe Biden as an occasional source of comedic relief - whether he intends it or not.
Getting a few laughs will be at least part of his role five days from Election Day, when the vice president will join the Late Show with David Letterman to read the famed "Top Ten" list.
An aide says Biden taped the segment from his Davenport, IA hotel Thursday between attending church, eating breakfast at a famed local cafe and departing for a campaign event in Muscatine.
No word yet on the topic of the list.
The comedy routine comes as both campaigns try to balance political attacks and the aftermath of a historic storm that devastated parts of New Jersey and Letterman's New York City.
It airs tonight.