Politics getting you down? In a recent segment, Samantha Bee suggested an answer: game night with her staff! Except, well, when the game is “Expulsion,” and “fun” sounds like “Jewish books are being burned; anybody in the game who is an author gets one token for Torah.”
That’s right, there is no escape, and yes, someone really though Spain’s expulsion of the Jews would make for a compelling board game experience. (As we learn through a helpful caption, “Expulsion” is “a 100% real board game.”)
Seeing how depressing the game is, Bee ducks out quickly. Luckily for her staff, who — aside from the token white man, who cheerfully observes “I love game night” — sink further and further into the anxiety-inducing mire of “Expulsion,” she comes back with the most reliable of stress relievers. You guessed it — there’s alcohol in the other room.
Watch the full segment below, jaunty klezmer music included.