Jimmy Kimmel should strap on a cup for this one… if such a piece of equipment is actually relevant.
Jimmy Kimmel thinks a comedic monologue should be repeating political talking points. And crying.
That’s right. Nothing gets a crowd loose like watching a ‘grown man’ cry on cue.
Bill Murray — someone who’s earned the right to be called one of America’s ACTUAL top-tier comics — stepped off the Hollywood ‘reservation’.
He did the unthinkable — and praised Trump’s tax plan.
He starts to talk about politics at about the 1:45 mark.
“I don’t pretend to understand what that will mean in the future in terms of the economy or what the budget will have to do to take care of what people call entitlements,” he said. “In the first step, it’s made things easier. I think people feel like there was probably too much regulation, and yet you just hope that they don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater when breaking down regulations.”
Source: Washington Times
And then he called out leftist identity politics — and exactly the kind of ‘humor’ that has infested late-night monologues. He wasn’t addressing the jokes themselves, but the us-versus-them mentality behind them:
“How can Kristen Wiig make everyone laugh?” he posited. “She’s not thinking about being political, she’s thinking about what resonates and what is common to all of us. I think that’s harder and harder to do because people are trying to win their point of view as opposed to saying, ‘What if I had spoke to everyone?’”
“My friend who’s a great comedy writer, Jim Downey, he’s accused of being a right-wing comedy writer, if there is such a thing,” Mr. Murray said. “He says, ‘No, I just think the way the Democrats handle things is poor, where they try to pick out little pieces of a population, of well we represent the Hispanics, we represent the LGBT or something.’ And they’re not speaking to everyone at once. And it’s almost demeaning to say, ‘I’m choosing you because you’re a splinter group or you’re a certain minority group.’ There’s almost a resentment that somehow you’re separated, again, by a politician — ‘You’re my people. I’m in control of you, I represent you,’ instead of thinking that each citizen has a right to be respected as a citizen first, under the laws of the country.”
Source: Washington Times
He’s not the only one who’s figured out that playing one side against the other cuts your audience in half.
Kevin Hart is playing the long game. He isn’t taking the cheap political laughs either.
With the Trump $100 bill, gift giving just got a whole lot easier.
What’s not to like? They get a gift, and you get to crow about just how good Trump’s first year has been.
It’s win-win, right? Heck yeah.
Where would you get such a wonderful gift? We’re glad you asked.
It’s right here –> Trump $100 Bill
Or maybe when you give it, they’re uptight and have no sense of ha-ha.
We’ve got something for that, too.
Give them a book.
But not just ‘any’ book.
Give them something that can help them get over their serious case of Trump-derangement Butthurt.
Tell them they can use that Hundred Dollar Bill as a bookmark.
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