Comedy for our times

Perhaps the most talented American comedian of our age is now out of commission, undone by self-inflicted wounds. What will we do now for something to make us laugh, to help relieve the tension of these troubled times?

Never fear, it seems a new comedian has arisen to take his place. Today, hearing this guy’s material, I had the longest, heartiest, most self-sustained laugh I’ve had in a long time. I checked with several friends, and they’d all had the same reaction.

Here’s the scoop: As you may know, this week the Orange One has been in Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific summit. While there, he met with Vladimir Putin.

Taking the opportunity to clear the air, he asked Putin straight out whether Russia had interfered in the U.S. election. Here was his account of the exchange:

“I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.”

So there you have it — end of story, case closed, no need for anybody to investigate the electoral legitimacy of our current administration. We have the assurance of Putin himself.

OK, sure, the whole situation is unbearably stupid, deeply embarrassing, and hideously pathetic, but you’ve got to admit that this stuff, tragic as it is, is pure comedy gold. When I first read his words, I sort of couldn’t stop laughing.

Looks like we’ve got ourselves a great comedian, folks!

One Response to “Comedy for our times”

  1. Hitoshi says:

    Stephen Colbert complained that, “the president now took our jobs. Most of us (comedians) just repeat the news today, that is the best comedy. At the campaign, I also pretend to run the president, one of us had to be a joke. now I wonder the which one was…”

    Here is one of the comedy about investigation by Colbert: https://youtu.be/b-ShNqtj8Yw?t=1m45s

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