John Mulaney and Jake Gyllenhaal Make Jokes about Coronavirus on SNL

John Mulaney hosted “Saturday Night Live” this week.

 

John Mulaney and Jake Gyllenhaal Make Jokes about Coronavirus on SNL Written by Joseph Santiago

March 1, 2020

Like a routine, John Mulaney’s annual appearance on “Saturday Night Live” is becoming one of the show’s most enjoyable traditions.

Over the weekend, he hosted the show for the third time in three seasons.

Mulaney, who was an “S.N.L.” writer is now a stand-up star with ubiquitous comic prowess. He has the ability to make cast members feel less stiff and drop their goofiest material. read more

Nothing Is Funny About Donald Trump – Comedian Tom Papa 

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Written by Joseph Santiago
Date: February 8, 2020

Nothing Is Funny About Donald Trump – Comedian Tom Papa

On a new episode of “The Last Laugh” podcast, stand-up comedian Tom Papa talks about his career and long friendship with Jerry Seinfeld, as well as his new Netflix Special “You’re Doing Great!”

As Tom built materials for his latest special, he had to keep reminding audiences, “You are doing great.”

He believes right now, people are overwhelmed with anxiety. “They feel everything’s going down and that they’re not doing enough in their personal life.”

People are not as fabulous as they are seen on social media and they don’t make as much money as people think” he says. read more

Donald Trump Played by Johnny Depp

Donald Trump, the real-estate tycoon and media-savvy multibillionare has had an incredible life already. Constantly craving attention, Trump has gone from a wealthy heir to a tough real estate brand; football team owner to TV personality; and today we find ourselves looking at a potential Trump presidency. He’s won 12 of the 20 states so far in the Republican presidential primary, and Trump recently said of his supporters: “I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible!”

Besides regularly making bombastic, off the cuff remarks that would have landed any other politician in the dog house, Trump is absolutely enjoying the media attention he’s getting. Trump, according to the co-founder of Spy Magazine, once said that The Donald “…would seem to require media attention like you and I need air or water”. If that’s true then Trump will be extremely excited when he sees that Donald Trump was recently played by Johnny Depp in a mocumentary with a theme song specially created by Kenny Loggins.

The premise behind the trailer is that The Donald created a biopic about himself in a made-for-TV format that was scheduled to air in the 80’s but was bumped off by Monday Night Football. While a clever premise, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched. After all, Donald showed up in Home Alone 2, showing Kevin McCallister how to get to the lobby of The Plaza Hotel, a hotel the Trump organization purchased in 1988, and then subsequently sold in 1995.

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Louis CK Comes out Against Trump. Like, Against Hitler Against

Every so often in the course of history something occurs which is so monumental, so unbelievably exciting and universal, that everyone can’t help but but focus on it. It happened with Hitler and it happened with the Beatles, and it happens at a rate today where it has become so common it is no longer monumental. It’s a shame that in this Charlie-Bit-My-Finger Era there is no longer room for something to break into the collective consciousness with enough gusto to inspire people to action, for action is what builds community and drives history. So maybe we’re lucky to have Donald Trump. Maybe he is what we need now, a force of disgusting evil infiltrating and abusing a flawed system not to fix the system but to abuse it for his own desire.

It is the job of the comedian to read people. To understand the current human perception and to use it to encourage a reaction. Donald Trump, you could say, is a comedian. Louis CK, we could also say, is a much better comedian. Louis CK is known for taking the known and making it the understood. His bits take religion, relationships, homosexuality and other basic aspects of modern life and showing us how ridiculous the things we take for regular are.

So when he released a statement condemning Donald Trump last week, people listened. It wasn’t another celebrity endorsement; it was a heavily considered warning against the what could occur if we end up electing the man. He opened the letter with a plea, then admitted that the whole thing “was funny for a little while,” but then added quite seriously that “the guy is Hitler.”

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This is the beauty of the message. Our moral voice is a man who talks about how he sometimes feels like he wants to throw his baby in the trash. This isn’t the bible or your grandma’s ethics, this is the new level of morality. This is a real person with real concerns speaking truthfully. And so it resonates when this voice of comedy puts all jokes aside and simply states, “He is dangerous.”

The message is so strong because of how good a read Louis CK has on the public psyche. He compared our infatuation with Trump to a young free rebel giving in to all the bullshit and just saying, “fuck it.” Which is a nice thought, considering we have all had points where we’ve said fuck it. And most of us have gone on to fuck it, then lived with it and continued on to recover from it. Not this time, warns Louis CK. “It isn’t healthy,” and it will hurt us greatly in a long run sort of way.

The most stinging point of his appeal was, and usually is, the Hitler comparison. “Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.” How true this is. People in Germany were listening to a man who said ‘I can help! And not like those other people say they can help, but I can really help, by completely changing everything, just trust me.’ And we might want to, because that sounds appealing, and because we do need change so we have to trust someone, right? The critical difference between men like Trump and Hitler and men like Martin Luther King Jr. is that the former do it alone, because they know their philosophy is wrong. The latter don’t work alone, they use numbers. They are honest, they get large masses of people on their side, they surround themselves with scholars with opinions and idea of their own and together they work to build something collectively, because no man can change anything as large as the American system of democracy on his own because no man is that special. Not any one of the founding fathers, and certainly not Donald Trump.

Does this sound familiar? Grassroots movement? Complete honesty in his message and purpose? Though Louis CK would not endorse any candidate, stating “I’m not advocating for Hillary or Bernie” and even saying he wanted a conservative president to take over, Bernie Sanders has come to represent everything opposite of Trump. He is not malicious, does not take cheap shots or prey on insecurities for his own benefit, and just look at the guy. Can’t you tell he cares?

So please do not condemn Louis CK as a privileged celebrity offering hi opinion like he’s better than you, because he probably knows he isn’t or maybe he just is. His vote counts for as much as yours does and he just wants people to think about their decisions, so think. Please. The foundation of this country is that everyone gets a choice and a say which is a cool idea as long as everyone participates and does so in a helpful way. You have opinions and an identity, so work to make your country reflect that. A few hundred years ago a group of people made this country as an experiment in equality and safety and happiness and for a while a lot of people worked on it together, but its becoming less and less of a value to care about it and as soon as we collectively decide not to we’ll lose it, and we really don’t want that. Or maybe we do, but we should try to avoid it as much as we can so it happens authentically.

Here’s the letter below. Check it out:

P.S. Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.

And I’m not advocating for Hillary or Bernie. I like them both but frankly I wish the next president was a conservative only because we had Obama for eight years and we need balance. And not because I particularly enjoy the conservative agenda. I just think the government should reflect the people. And we are about 40 percent conservative and 40 percent liberal. When I was growing up and when I was a younger man, liberals and conservatives were friends with differences. They weren’t enemies. And it always made sense that everyone gets a president they like for a while and then hates the president for a while. But it only works if the conservatives put up a good candidate. A good smart conservative to face the liberal candidate so they can have a good argument and the country can decide which way to go this time.

Trump is not that. He’s an insane bigot. He is dangerous.

He already said he would expand libel laws to sue anyone who “writes a negative hit piece” about him. He says “I would open up the libel laws so we can sue them and win lots of money. Not like now. These guys are totally protected.” He said that. He has promised to decimate the first amendment. (If you think he’s going to keep the second amendment intact you’re delusional.) And he said that Paul Ryan, speaker of the house will “pay” for criticizing him. So I’m saying this now because if he gets in there we won’t be able to criticize him anymore.

Please pick someone else. Like John Kasich. I mean that guy seems okay. I don’t like any of them myself but if you’re that kind of voter please go for a guy like that. It feels like between him and either democrat we’d have a decent choice. It feels like a healthier choice. We shouldn’t have to vote for someone because they’re not a shocking cunt billionaire liar.

We should choose based on what direction the country should go.

I get that all these people sound like bullshit soft criminal opportunists. The whole game feels rigged and it’s not going anywhere but down anymore. I feel that way sometimes.

 

And that voting for Trump is a way of saying “fuck it. Fuck them all”. I really get it. It’s a version of national Suicide. Or it’s like a big hit off of a crack pipe. Somehow we can’t help it. Or we know that if we vote for Trump our phones will be a reliable source of dopamine for the next four years. I mean I can’t wait to read about Trump every day. It’s a rush. But you have to know this is not healthy.

If you are a true conservative. Don’t vote for Trump. He is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite. He is playing you.

In fact, if you do vote for Trump, at least look at him very carefully first. You owe that to the rest of us. Know and understand who he is. Spend one hour on google and just read it all. I don’t mean listen to me or listen to liberals who put him down. Listen to your own people. Listen to John Mccain. Go look at what he just said about Trump. “At a time when our world has never been more complex or more in danger… I want Republican voters to pay close attention to what our party’s most respected and knowledgeable leaders and national security experts are saying about Mr. Trump, and to think long and hard about who they want to be our next Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”

When Trump was told what he said, Trump said “Oh, he did? Well, that’s not nice,” he told CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. “He has to be very careful.”

When pressed on why, Trump tacked on: “He’ll find out.”

(I cut and pasted that from CBS news)

Do you really want a guy to be president who threatens John McCain? Because John McCain cautiously and intelligently asked for people to be thoughtful before voting for him? He didn’t even insult Trump. He just asked you to take a good look. And Trump told him to look out.

Remember that Trump entered this race by saying that McCain is not a war hero. A guy who was shot down, body broken and kept in a POW camp for years. Trump said “I prefer the guys who don’t get caught.” Why did he say that? Not because he meant it or because it was important to say. He said it because he’s a bully and every bully knows that when you enter a new school yard, you go to the toughest most respected guy on the yard and you punch him in the nose. If you are still standing after, you’re the new boss. If Trump is president, he’s not going to change. He’s not going to do anything for you. He’s going to do everything for himself and leave you in the dust.

So please listen to fellow conservatives. But more importantly, listen to Trump. Listen to all of it. Everything he says. If you liked when he said that “torture works” then go look at where he took it back the next day. He’s a fucking liar.

A vote for Trump is so clearly a gut-vote, and again I get it. But add a little brain to it and look the guy up. Because if you vote for him because of how you feel right now, the minute he’s president, you’re going to regret it. You’re going to regret it even more when he gives the job to his son. Because American democracy is broken enough that a guy like that could really fuck things up. That’s how Hitler got there. He was voted into power by a fatigued nation and when he got inside, he did all his Hitler things and no one could stop him.

 

Again, I’m not saying vote democrat or vote for anyone else. If Hilary ends up president it should be because she faced the best person you have and you and I both chose her or him or whoever. Trump is not your best. He’s the worst of all of us. He’s a symptom to a problem that is very real. But don’t vote for your own cancer. You’re better than that.

That’s just my view. At least right now. I know I’m not qualified or particularly educated and I’m not right instead of you. I’m an idiot and I’m sure a bunch of you are very annoyed by this. Fucking celebrity with an opinion. I swear this isn’t really a political opinion. You don’t want to know my political opinions. (And I know that I’m only bringing myself trouble with this shit.) Trump has nothing to do with politics or ideology. He has to do with himself. And really I don’t mean to insult anyone. Except Trump. I mean to insult him very much. And really I’m not saying he’s evil or a monster. In fact I don’t think Hitler was. The problem with saying that guys like that are monsters is that we don’t see them coming when they turn out to be human, which they all are. Everyone is. Trump is a messed up guy with a hole in his heart that he tries to fill with money and attention. He can never ever have enough of either and he’ll never stop trying. He’s sick. Which makes him really really interesting. And he pulls you towards him which somehow feels good or fascinatingly bad. He’s not a monster. He’s a sad man. But all this makes him horribly dangerous if he becomes president. Give him another TV show. Let him pay to put his name on buildings. But please stop voting for him. And please watch Horace and Pete.

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Donald Trump Hosted Saturday Night Live Gives Highest Ratings

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Larry David performs an impression on SNL playing Bernie Sanders. Latino activists say they will pay Larry David $5,000 for  heckling Donald Trump

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There was hundreds of protesters standing outside NBC Studios, where they tape SNL. It was a highly controversial night for Saturday Night Live giving Donald Trump the ability to host the show.

This was the real estate guru second time hosting popular sketch comedy show, earlier in the month Hiliary Clinton appeard on the show and had huge ratings.

This was a bit different just outside the studio stood hundreds of latinos that protested the show for giving Donald Trump the ability to be on the show.

The latino activists offered to pay $5,000 to any audience members, who yelled out Trump is a ‘racist during the tapping of the show. The show featured just one heckler and that was comedian Larry David who paid Bernie Sanders.

Deport Racism tweeted on Sunday #LarryDavid wins $5K “bounty” from http://DeportRacism.com for calling Trump RACIST on #SNL. Joke or not, it’s true

While Donald Trump was doing the opening monologue, Lary David screamed out  “You’re a racist,” then said he had heard that he could make $5,000 for heckling the host.

The Latino group and there team of supporters had been protesting Trump’s hosting Saturday Night Live, because of the controversial remarks he had made about Mexican’s that immigrate to United States. This was in June when he made the big announcement he would be running for president.

TheWrap commented that roughly five hundred people came to protest outside Rockefeller Center where Saturday Night Live is filmed. to protest Donald Trump.

Despite all the people who protest Donald Trump hosting the show. Donald Trump gives SNL its biggest ratings in years

Prior record was held by former basketball player Charles Barkley and Musical Guest Kelly Clarkson. That was aired January 7, 2012.

Trump was extremely confident he would remain on the show to help boost SNL’s numbers. “I get the best ratings,” he reportedly said when asked about the SNL gig.

The physical number of viewers to watch Trump on SNL will be available later in the week. Earlier in the season it was viewed by 6.3 million. It is expected that 10 million people watched Trump.

Trump is currently in the lead in the primary polls at the GOP.

Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor of Best Comedy Tickets

George Lopez Jokes Donald Trump’s SNL Gig

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Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor, Best Comedy Tickets

George Lopez — There Are Enough Racists for Donald Trump to Win

The website Funny or Die recently worked with George Lopez in a sketch comedy on the controversial Donald Trump.

George Lopez is making another appearance on Funny or Die where he will be playing Donaldo Trumpez. A mexican version of Trump. Donald has been under attack with bold statements and remarks that all Hispanics are rapists and criminals.

The scene above Trumpez host a TV Show “Noche De Sabato En Vivo” – Which means “Saturday Night Live” in Spanish – He jokes with he crowd and guest, parodies and characters.

“Humpty Trumpty sat on a wall,” sings the Mariachi band in full swing. “Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.” Trumpez quickly adds, “In the polls!”

Trumpet makes a speech in Spanish that says many of Trump’s controversial comments: Which talks about his female candidate as “ugly,” and that foreigners are to be rapist and they should build a wall between Mexico and the USA.

This was released one week before Donald Trump is set to host Saturday Night Live. The real estate mogul turned politician has been recently been called out by Hispanic groups that are trying to give Trump the boot from the show.

This isn’t the only time  the old late night host has talked against the GOP candidate. Recently this year, Lopez aired an anti-trump chant in Arizona while he was performing stand up comedy.

Many other well-known Hispanics have also stood up and made some publicly announcements against Donald Trump. The Director of “Birdman,” Alejandro González Iñárritu, former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhán as well as actors Diego Luna and John Leguizamo.

John Leguizamo I Won’t Watch ‘SNL’ Because of Donald Trump’s Is A Racist

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“If he had said those things about any other ethnic group, he would not be on ‘SNL.'”

John Leguizamo is a Colombian–American actor, voice actor, producer, comedian, playwright and screenwriter. He recently spoke out about Donald Trump and his plans on hosting Saturday Night Live.  He stated if Donald Trump is hosting this show this weekend I will never watch the show again.

The Colombian born actor decided to move into the spotlight and talk about the controversial Donald Trump who is a Republican presidential candidate and sat down with Yahoo on Wednesday to talk about his new book, Ghetto Klown.

“If he had said those things about any other ethnic group, he would not be on SNL,” Leguizamo said. “I find it hurtful and insulting, and you’re celebrating someone who has said some horrible things. I just find it unacceptable. I will not watch.”

Trump remarks about the mexican people are derogatory. His speech was announced on June 16 and he mentioned that Mexican Immigrants: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” — Leguizamo said, “I’m all for freedom of speech, this is different. … It is hate-mongering. I hope what I do in my work is not denigrating or belittling.

“His lack of sympathy and empathy is ridiculous,” the actor mentioned, he has met Trump several times in New York City. “He’s very friendly, very nice, but then he goes and says things like that. You’re catering to a small group of Tea Party voters, or you’re a moron. … He’s a different person on camera.”

He announced publicly that mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

Trump has recently talk down the criticism about his lack of “political correctness” on these statements. To that, Leguizamo responds, “What he says doesn’t even fall into the category of PC. It’s hate-mongering.”

John Leguizamo also talked about Trump’s criticism of Mexican immigrants has demonstrate into hate crimes against all Latino people.

Here’s more from the Yahoo News interview:

Twitter campaign #RacismIsntFunny SNL to drop Donald Trump

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Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor of Best Comedy Tickets

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It’s has been inked and scheduled that Donald Trump is to host Saturday Night Live. As we come closer to the date, more and more people are taken to Twitter with the hashtag #RacismIsntFunny, they have created a petition to give Donald Trump the boot from hosting the popular SNL show.

The hashtag is connected with his racial remarks that Donald Trump made back in June, when he went public that he would be running to be the next president of the United States.

As the pressure builds from various parties around the internet, including a congressman, looking to have Donald Trump  banned from hosting SNL. The groups are asking for Saturday Night Live and NBC executives to ban Donald Trump,  and not give him the ability to use the popular show as a platform.

The proccess started with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, which condemns both SNL and NBC for allowing Trump the ability to host the converted show. The National Hispanic Leadership group writes “will legitimize and validate his anti-Latino comments.” The letter goes on to say, ““We are appalled that you would enable Trump’s hateful speech for nothing less than a ratings ploy and ask that you rescind the SNL invitation.”

Donald Trump has hosted SNL in the past. The real estate guru was on SNL in 2004.  When he was the star of The Apprentice, which also aired NBC. He wasn’t as much in the public view as he is today. He has made his political opinions well-known.

Congressman Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) calls out NBC Universal and it’s affiliated company Comcast. pleading NBCU and Comcast to make pledge to fight for diversity. The congressman took the floor at Congress on Wednesday. His remarks “To put Donald Trump on the air in American living rooms on the signature comedy show of one of the most important national networks,” he said, “after saying that Mexicans are rapists, drug-dealers and criminals – that is a corporate blunder too big to be ignored.” read more

Donald Trump to Host SNL in November

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Written by Joseph Santiago

Live from New York, it’s Donald Trump!

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He last seen on SNL hosting back in 2004

The current GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, officials announced on Tuesday. The SNL show made the announcement on Twitter.

Donald Trump continues to lead in polls among his Republican counterparts. Mr. Trump will be the second USA presidential candidate to featured on the NBC comedy show this season, NBC News reported. Recently the Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton aired on the hit show as a bartender on SNL  season premiere last month.

Trump’s outsized personality has been fodder for many late night artist. In a recent episode of SNL, Trump was portrayed by Taran Killam.

Hillary Clinton Shows a Humor on ‘Saturday Night Live

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hillary clinton SNLIt seems there is currently no stopping Hillary Clinton especially when she appeared on last Saturday’s season premiere Saturday Night Live. Hillary flawlessly took on the role of a friendly bartender who went by the name of Val. In the Irish themed pub, Hillary was seen in character serving familiar cast member Kate McKinnon, who was set out to impersonate her. “I needed to blow off some steam. I have had a hard couple of 22 years” Kate began as she took on the role of impersonation Hillary. Not only was Hillary Clinton teamed up with Kate McKinnon, but popular pop princess Miley Cyrus also featured on the show as Saturday Night Live’s host for the evening and also performed as musical guest during the show. And if that wasn’t enough Miley also appeared for a brief moment in the Clinton sketch as a friendly bar patron.

The real Hillary Clinton who remained in character for the duration of the sketch was seen to make two policy remarks in which included her opposed opinion of the Keystone Pipeline and also her support for gay marriage. “Could have been sooner” McKinnon’s character replied to supporting gay marriage. “Fair point” exclaimed ‘Val’ as Hillary Clinton smiled.

“Val, I wish you could be president!” McKinnon chimed in with a delighted smile across the bar towards Hillary Clinton’s bartender character, Val. “Me too!” Val responded with a playful grin before the duo broke into a sudden rendition of “Lean On Me.” Last Saturday’s episode marked Hillary Clinton’s second time appearing on the show.

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