Australian PM jokes about end of the world Julia Gillard laughs in the face of growing panic Aaron Hutchins December 7, 2012 Follow @hutchins_aaron Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 11 [View the story “Australian PM jokes about end of the world” on Storify] Australian PM jokes about end of the world Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Fri, Dec 07 2012 19:35:49 The Mayan calender ends Dec. 21 and panic is spreading as doomsday-mongers predict the apocalypse. With the last few days counting down, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard isn’t too scared to make a spoof video about how “the end of the world is coming” as a trailer for radio station Triple J’s breakfast show. Check it out: PM Julia Gillard Addresses the End of the Worldtriplejtv Gillard isn’t known for her comedy, but her spoof video has gotten her some new fans. I’m a lagger but the only time that I will like Julia Gillard is her end of world address. That was really funny.Julie Bieber ✌ I hadn’t considered that the success of K-pop is probably another indication that the Mayans were right. The end is near. HT:Julia GillardColleen Julia Gillard’s doomsday video is actually pretty funny!Miss OVH Julia Gillard Stunt Video = Congratulatory message from ME for actually being funny! I might reconsider my vote for the next election…..Marlene Di Marte Julia Gillard and the end of the world – hilarious; true Australian humour by a usually not so funny PMLorna Payne Julia Gillard – "All Australian’s good luck because the Mayans were correct and that the end of the world is here." http://pic.twitter.com/h26PwAzLBoe Wren Whether the Mayans were right about the end or not, Gillard’s video has vaulted to world’s funniest leader, at least for the next few weeks. Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: LAST LAUGH Advertisement About this author Aaron Hutchins Macleans.ca editor Aaron Hutchins writes about business, culture and the lives of Canadians. He once wrote a story about One Direction too, which makes him the resident boy band expert (reluctantly). Other articles Where everybody knows your name—because your name's Chewbacca Bitcoin: A new fixture at one Canadian university + 1 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous For the record: Governor General welcomes Syrian refugees Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.