New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz found himself on the receiving end of the classic “Ace of Spades treatment” today, as Ace and partner-in-crime Iowahawk welcomed their followers to attend #borowitzcomedyskool. Today’s lesson was how to re-create the formula behind Borowitz’s attempts at left-wing comedy: mention a Republican, link that person to pop culture in an absurd way, and maybe accuse him of being a horrible person in the process. Got it?

Andy Levy kicked things off by mocking Borowitz’s post about the Pope.

Add Ace and stir for instant hilarity!

Houston, we have a hashtag!

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/307275478367105024

See, Borowitz can be funny; he just needs some help.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.