Well, looks like another day in the post-election “Really?!” universe we live in. The KKK are rolling through the streets of South Carolina in celebration of the Trump victory. Meanwhile, our President-elect is getting on Twitter complaining about Alec Baldwin making fun of him on SNL.
But wanna know what isn’t existentially terrifying?
That’s right, it’s another installment of Billy on the Street! This time, Billy takes Andy Samberg through Chelsea to yell movie-reboot concepts at people. It’s a real treat.
Samantha Bee, the host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” was in a sad mood when she shot her Monday night show.
“There’s a lot of blaming going on,” she said. “Bernie supporters blaming Democrats for nominating Hillary, Hillary supporters blaming Bernie supporters for damaging their candidate. The media blaming Hillary for blaming the media.”
The blame should probably just fall on the Jews, she joked, as an image popped up of Jon Stewart alongside a headline from TV Line that read: “If Jon Stewart Had Not Stepped Down From The Daily Show, Hillary Clinton Would Most Likely Be President.”
But with Thanksgiving coming up, Bee wants everybody to take a moment and relax.
“I want to wish everyone peace and comfort, whether your holiday involves drinking enough to cope with your dad’s joy, hastily marrying whichever of your friends seems most likely to get deported, or just binge watching 93 hours of West Wing,” she said.
And then, as the titles rolled, we caught site of a scruffy Jon Stewart, sitting on the steps to the studio, coloring in a picture of a turkey.
“It’s over, I’m coloring my turkey, and it’s over,” he sang.
“I’ve really turned into quite an odd person, with the little horses and the coloring,” he said.
After this election, haven’t we all?
Donald Trump is president elect. The ice caps are melting. Leonard Cohen is dead. The world may be falling to pieces, but…well, no, there’s no buts. Stuff is pretty hard right now.
There is, however, good comedy, and one ray of frenetic street-screaming sunshine knows exactly what you need right now. That sunshine is Billy Eichner, and what you need is to watch him accost strangers in New York and ask them if they’ll sleep with him and Jon Hamm for a dollar.
You’re welcome, America.
Last night, at the 10th annual Stand Up for Heroes in Madison Square Garden, a whole slew of comedy legends came out to honor vets, including Jerry Seinfeld, Louie CK, and much-missed ex-Daily Show Host Jon Stewart.
With one week to go in this crazy hurricane of an election, the candidates were obviously a topic of interest. Stewart in particular had an anecdote about The Donald, which he titled, “The Day I Woke Up To Find Out Somebody Was Tweeting Weird Shit About Me.” That someone, it turns out, was Trump, who in April of 2013 launched a weird, unprovoked Twitter barrage against Stewart, who he “called out” (read: anti-Semitically dog-whistled at) for not using his real, much more Jewish sounding name.
The results were amazing. Please, treat yourself to this clip. It’s worth it.
Lana Adler is a Forward Fellow working in opinion. Follow her on Twitter @Lana_Macondo
Amy Schumer drove home another win this week, nabbing a spot on Forbes’ round up of the ten highest-paid comics—the first time a woman has ever cracked the list.
Racking in an income of $17 million thanks in part to her book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo,” and movie, “Trainwreck,” Schumer came in at fourth on the list, with Jerry Seinfeld ahead of her in second, at a whopping $43.5 million.
Schumer has garnered attention for her edgy shows, in which she mocks sexism within her industry and larger society.
“I’m labeled a sex comic. I think it’s just because I’m a girl,” Schumer said at a gig at the Apollo Theater “A guy could get up here and literally pull his [penis] out, and people would be like, ‘he’s a thinker!’”
Schumer doesn’t take guff from anyone, and now has the payday to show it. You go, girl!
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