In the midst of perhaps the most depressing and confusing period of American political history, comedians are giving us perhaps the best tools to cope with it. By mocking the Trump administration relentlessly, America’s comics are our greatest weapons against the ongoing war on truth and decency.
Melissa McCarthy has been a particularly effective front against the Trump administration, mercilessly mocking press secretary Sean Spicer to the point where the notoriously think skinned president reportedly took him to task for it.
McCarthy brought back her Spicer character today, driving through New York City traffic on a press podium yelling at passersby. It was a hilarious, bizarre sight to behold, and a brilliant characterization of just how absurd the current administration is.
Here are the best clips we could find:
Spicer returns! pic.twitter.com/gvNQGOjHsK
— Elana Zak (@elanazak) May 12, 2017
— Samantha Barry (@samanthabarry) May 12, 2017
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) May 12, 2017
— CNN International (@cnni) May 12, 2017
This was a remarkably powerful piece of performance art that says more than any journalist could, and a reminder that comedy is still one of the most powerful ways to fight back against the forces of darkness.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.