Not even Hollywood nice-guys can conceal their hatred for President Donald Trump. Popular longtime sidekick to Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, showed signs of full-blown Trump Derangement Syndrome. In a vengeful and quaking Twitter post, the normally nice-guy comedian unloaded on the president, urging the Democratic Party and the rest of the world to: “Mock the shit out him.”
The late-night hosts hate Donald Trump, so the idea that they would make friendly alliances shouldn’t be shocking. But as we’ve come to understand, in today’s world anything that reflects negatively on this president becomes “news.” So when Stephen Colbert at CBS called up Jimmy Kimmel at NBC and Conan O’Brien at TBS for a joint mockery of Trump, the liberal media jazzed up its importance as "Historic."
Hollywood loves to mock the Commander in Chief, some leaders more than others. The industry takes a different approach to the First Lady. It’s either hands off completely, an occasional joke lobbed in her direction or a more collaborative connection. Remember when Michelle Obama dropped by Sesame Street to talk nutrition?What about when First Lady Barbara Bush chatted up Big Bird to spread the joy of reading?
Dana Carvey on Monday wondered whether Donald Trump will get credit if the efforts to de-nuclearize North Korea are successful. Talking to Conan O’Brien on TBS, he even joked about a Nobel Prize: “As far as Trump is concerned, if he solves the thing in thing in North Korea... are we going to give him the Nobel Peace Prize? I mean, we’d have to, right?”
Despite spending most of her time bashing Donald Trump and Republicans on MSNBC, Nicolle Wallace is still invited to lecture the GOP. The McCain/Palin ‘08 strategist on Monday described herself as a “non-practicing Republican” on TBS’s Conan. She also insisted that you can’t talk to Trump-supporting family members about the President.
It’s odd that a CNN anchor would consider a Trump tweet about him as his biggest achievement.
When all else fails, a comedian can grab for Hollywood’s default talking point: President Trump.
On Conan Thursday night, comedian Jack Black joked to host Conan O’Brien that he felt like Trump stole from one of Black’s old acts, the rock duet Tenacious D. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the conversation began when Conan asked Black, “Do you think it’s at all possible that your balls-to-the-wall, I’m the best, and everything I do is amazing shtick may have influenced our current president? Is that possible?”
Hypocrites are best known for their practice of hypocrisy. In Hollywood, celebrity is another word for hypocrite. Comedian Patton Oswalt, in his guest appearance on Conan on December 7, discussed with host Conan O’Brien the overuse of President Trump as a catalyst for comedy in Hollywood. Oswalt told O’Brien, “Like having Trump as a comedian … Trump is like, imagine there’s a guy out on the sidewalk and he’s just taking a dump on the pavement and yelling about Hitler and he’s hanging wallpaper.”
Comedian Conan O’Brien went there. He highlighted an awkward moment at Fidel Castro’s funeral, something that the network morning newscasts on Monday wouldn’t touch: The Jeep carrying the dictator’s ashes broke down on Sunday, prompting soldiers to push the vehicle down the procession route. ABC, CBS and NBC skipped that moment.
On last night’s Conan on TBS, comedian Louis C.K. unabashedly endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, saying he was “totally in it” for her. It’s not surprising that a celebrity endorses Hillary but the words he used to describe her weren’t entirely flattering. After gushing about how he liked Hillary and would choose her over any other candidate at any time, he shockingly added that Clinton was a “two-faced” “conniving” and “crazy” “bitch” with “a million schemes” but somehow wasn’t in jail, “which is amazing,” he admitted.
“I am not a pundit, I am not an expert and I've always, always made it a policy to stick to my job, and keep my opinions to myself,” late-night host and comedian Conan O’Brien stated on his show June 13. Ironically, right before giving his half-informed opinion on guns and “assault weapons,” (which the media adored.) Despite claiming to keep his opinions to himself, Conan's comedy routines on TBS have always leaned left and unfairly smeared conservatives. Below are just a handful of the times he didn’t pretend to be unbiased.
Not only did NBC champion Democratic Senators for filibustering for gun control during Wednesday’s Nightly News, they also praise the late-night comedy shows for helping viewers. But what were the hosts really saying? “They're the funny men and women we turn to when we need to laugh, but there's been little to laugh about in the last few days,” stated host Lester Holt, “And now late-night hosts have once again found themselves straddling the lines between comedians and consolers.