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1b. Comedy in Politics

What the hell is going on 2021?

When we all hoped 2021 would be better than 2020, the new year just said “hold my beer and let me show you what I can do”. So what exactly has been happening? Well for starters, it seems some of Trump’s supporters did not really agree with the election results. I am sure by now you have seen the footage of what happened in Capitol Hill.  Here is what some of our Late Night show hosts had to say about it: James Cordon:What a crazy… sad day!” Seth Meyers: “As everyone noticed by now, today was a day filled with surreal and horrifying scenes of an armed insurrection…Jimmy Kimmel: “this was one of those days I always assumed was behind us

A LOVELY LAST (ELECTION) WEEK TONIGHT!

Taping on Saturday night, John Oliver can give a bigger picture view of the amazing week that just happened.

HOW TO PUT AMERICA BACK TOGETHER AGAIN

Bill Maher says follow the example of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton: Put politics aside and love each other. 

WE CAN EXHALE!

Now that Biden has won, it is much more fun to watch this A Closer Look from last week. Seth accurately describes what we felt on election night and talks about Trump’s upcoming legal moves. 

BILL MAHER EXPLAINS VOTER SUPPRESSION

In a piece that would feel at home in Pep and Greg’s Lock Him Up show, Maher compares voter suppression to an obstacle game show like Wipeout. Very funny and (unfortunately) very accurate. Lock Him Up, by the way, plays only until election night November 3! 

DONALD TRUMP INSULTS DR. FAUCI

Jimmy Kimmel explains what’s dumb about that and Trump’s latest silliness in this funny clip. Plus Trump will fix your bathroom appliances! 

DONALD TRUMP IS BROKE!

We weren’t exactly shocked, but we were surprised that Donald Trump is $400 million in debt and spends $70.000 a year on his hair. Obviously with that he should have spent more. Trevor Noah brings you up to speed on the latest breaking news. 

BILL MAHER ON POLITICAL POWER

The news is not all funny on the latest New Rules from Bill Maher, but these are the times we live in. If you have power, you can amass even more power. For those who had objections to Hillary Clinton, they don’t look so important now, do they?    Also on that show, a very interesting discussion on police policies and reform with Bill and two (black) pundits. See that second clip here: 

WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

Seth brings you up to date with the U.S. situation after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It’s important, scandalous and (of course) very funny.   Watch this now!   

A CLOSER LOOK WITH SETH MEYERS

The US military has invented a heat ray and naturally the Trump administration considered using it on peaceful protesters exercising the constitutional right to free speech in Washington. That was only one crazy story that broke yesterday. Seth Meyers’ A Closer Look will bring you up to speed. 

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