Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton says he was inspired by a New York Times comic strip (pictured left) to write a piece titled: “How to Act Human: Advice for Mitt Romney From Inside the Actors Studio.”

Lipton criticizes everything from Romney’s mirthless laugh to his mismatch fashion sense. He even suggests that the stiff Romney take a cue from the graceful Sarah Palin, who is a “constant pleasure to watch (with the sound turned on or off, depending on your persuasion).”

Romney’s real problem is that he’s trying to be something he’s not: the common man. Actor Ronald Reagan wasn’t either but Romney’s no Reagan.

“So, for what it’s worth, my advice to Mr. Romney is this: Since the evidence indicates that you lack the skills to simulate what you’re not, you should stick to typecasting and go with what you’ve got and who you are. It’s not just your best option, sir, it’s your only one,” writes Lipton.

Romney is unlikely to willing appear on the Actors Studio so Lipton used news clips of the presidential candidate to put together a satirical question and answer segment (video below).