Sarah Silverman, Debra Messing and Ilana Glazer were among the celebrities to slam members of Congress who voted to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
The stars took to Twitter yesterday to both criticize the health care overhaul, and put out a call-to-action before the bill heads to Senate.
Here are some of their reactions.
call your reps or even not your reps and tell them to vote no on AHCA https://t.co/4frM1Cr5sD— ilana glazer (@ilazer) May 4, 2017
Don’t get sick!!!!!!!!!!— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 4, 2017
Very smart for the Republicans to tie their futures to a bill almost no one likes just to appease the most unpopular president ever— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) May 4, 2017
Please all parties watch this. Don’t hate Obamacare bc Obama is in the name. It’s the ACA! And it helps people stay alive y’all https://t.co/A5BbJmzrfb— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 4, 2017
Sick. https://t.co/2S00FIq9wI— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) May 4, 2017
Celebrating millions of men, women and children losing health insurance. @realDonaldTrump is a SICK PIECE OF SHIT. https://t.co/R1nmoTkv4x— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 4, 2017
800 billion dollars cut to Medicaid so #GOPGOONS can give a trillion $ tax cut to the rich. Typical of Freedom Caucus; radical fanatics.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 5, 2017
Sorry I'm re-tweeting up a storm, it's just that millions of people are going to die— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) May 4, 2017
Attention all you pranksters out there. April Fools is just around the corner, which means it is officially your day to shine.
In celebration of the ultimate day of whimsy, and for anyone feeling a little tapped out on the ideas front, we pulled together the very best of celebrity foolery. From Dustin Hoffman’s ongoing bit of hiding behind trees to Amy Schumer trolling Kim and Kayne, here’s how Jewish stars do pranking right.
Dustin Hoffman messes with the paparazzi.
Dustin Hoffman loves to hide from photographers in the most creative ways possible. Below, find the Academy Award winning actor peeking out from behind tree branches, peering through binoculars and wearing a large paper bag over his head. As if we needed anymore reasons to love him.
my favorite folder on my computer: Dustin Hoffman Fucking With Paparazzi pic.twitter.com/VKOESwglXV— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) August 2, 2016
Daniel Radcliffe pretends to be a receptionist.
Be still our hearts. Daniel Radcliffe took over as receptionist at NYLON Magazine’s office for a couple of hours, and it was just as delightfully awkward and endearing as you could possibly hope it would be. Oh yeah, and turns out Joe Jonas, who happened to be visiting the office that day, is kind of obnoxious.
Drake interviews people about Drake.
The singer took to the streets of LA in disguise to ask people what they really think about him.
Amy Schumer trolls Kim and Kanye.
Amy Schumer pranked Kim and Kanye in the most simple, yet highly effective way possible. She fell head first in front of them on the red carpet. The power couple seemed pretty unamused by the whole thing — but it made for a great photo op. “They knew I was an idiot and I completely respect their reaction,” she told BBC Radio 1.
That time Sarah Silverman “hooked up” with Matt Damon.
There’s a whole elaborate prank war that’s been going down between frenemies Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel, and the peak moment was definitely this music video Damon made with Kimmel’s then girlfriend Sarah Silverman. Bonus points for being really catchy as well.
Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, William Shatner and more A-listers are fighting back against United Airlines’ recent leggings controversy.
In case you missed it, the airline landed in hot water on Sunday after gate agents refused to allow three young girls to board their flight because they were wearing leggings. According to Jonathan Guerin, a spokesperson for United Airlines, the agents “have the right to refuse passengers who are not properly clothed via our Contract of Carriage.”
Guerin added: “Our regular passengers are not going to be denied boarding because they are wearing leggings or yoga pants. But when flying as a pass traveler, we require this pass travelers to follow rules, and that is one of those rules.”
Silverman took to Twitter to push the airline on their policies.
“Hey @united I fly a LOT. About to go on tour all April and changing all my @united flights to other airlines,” she wrote.
Hey @united I fly a LOT. About to go on tour all April and changing all my @united flights to other airlines— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 26, 2017
Then Seth Rogen stepped in.
“We here at @united are just trying to police the attire of the daughters of our employees! That’s all! Cool, right?” he wrote.
We here at @united are just trying to police the attire of the daughters of our employees! That’s all! Cool, right? https://t.co/xGyL4IAslE— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 26, 2017
And William Shatner added his own take.
“I’m going to start wearing leggings! Is that against the rules? ?#outdatedfashion #outdatedrules,” he tweeted.
???I’m going to start wearing leggings! Is that against the rules? ?#outdatedfashion #outdatedrules https://t.co/V5LnwDwygY— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 26, 2017
“See? ?? I’ve done it before! ??”
@PattyArquette @Shananigans @united @shannonrwatts See? ?? I’ve done it before! ?? pic.twitter.com/MC6P144kjL— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 26, 2017
And Kat Dennings rounded it out with her own fashion take.
I ONLY wear leggings. Suck it @united— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) March 26, 2017
Sometimes you just need a good laugh.
Luckily, there’s some major comedy heavy-hitters heading to a laptop near you. From Jerry Seinfeld to Sarah Silverman, we pulled together five upcoming stand-up specials that you’re definitely going to want to stream.
Release date: April 4
This will be C.K.’s seventh comedy special, and his first foray into Netflix. With “Louie” currently on hiatus, fans will be pleased to hear that they will be getting two doses of C.K., with the release of back-to-back Netflix specials from the comedian.
Where: Comedy Central
Release Date: April TBA
Firestone, known for her hilarious live comedy shows (NYC Inner Beauty Pageant, Friends of Single People, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers), is getting her own half-hour Comedy Central special next month. Bonus points for the comedian? “Each year, I teach improv to CRC (Central Reform Congregation) confirmation students on their class trips to New York,” Firestone told her hometown paper, St. Louis Jewish Light.
Where: Comedy Central
Release date: May 12
Okay, so, Mark Normand isn’t Jewish, but as Jewcy very accurately put it, he’s the “most Jewish non-Jewish comedian you’ll ever meet.” The Village Voice also called him “the best joke writer in a city full of them,” so you’re definitely going to want to tune in.
Release date: May 30
Silverman nabbed an Emmy award for her HBO special back in 2014, so odds are it’ll be worth tuning in for this one. And if you’ve even been marginally paying attention to her Twitter lately — you know it is going to be delightfully political.
Release date: TBA
Love Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up routine? Want to watch him get coffee with other funny people? Well, you’re in luck. The comedian signed in a deal with Netflix for two comedy specials, as well as new episodes of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”
Not to be too picky, but could we get a “Seinfeld” reunion as well?
Comedian Sarah Silverman shook up Twitter this week when she suggested that the military overthrow President Trump.
“WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE,” she wrote. “ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE.”
WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE❤❤❤❤ https://t.co/Y2WZbL012A— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 2, 2017
Silverman posted her tweet on Wednesday, the same day protests broke out over alt-right writer Milo Yiannopoulos speaking at UC Berkeley. The comedian later appeared to have a change of heart, taking to Twitter on Thursday night to say that “fear” had driven her previous tweet.
“FEAR can motivate even peacenik snowflakes 2 incite violence & last night I felt it hard. Trying 2 keep in check bc damnit I love u America,” she wrote.
FEAR can motivate even peacenik snowflakes 2 incite violence & last night I felt it hard. Trying 2 keep in check bc damnit I love u America— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 3, 2017
Silverman was an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter, and later backed Hillary Clinton. She has been a vocal opponent of Trump and his administration, taking to Twitter on a daily basis to rip apart the president and his executive orders.
“Our country is being run by racist misogynistic science deniers who can’t see beyond their own joyless greed,” the comedian tweeted last week. “HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!
Our country is being run by racist misogynistic science deniers who can’t see beyond their own joyless greed HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 25, 2017
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