Comedian Jimmy Failla Calls Out Today’s Rabid Anti-Trump Humor for What It Is
As posed on 'The Ingraham Angle': Do the late-night hosts ever go after anyone on the Left, or are they just activists?
“One thing they keep pointing out on these [late-night] shows is [this]: ‘Oh, if we elected Hillary, we wouldn’t see a press conference like this.’ Yeah, because they couldn’t afford her speaking fee.”
That was comedian Jimmy Failla on Friday night in an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News, sharing the precise objective of today’s liberal television comedians, who clearly have one objective when they get on stage under the lights: Attack President Donald Trump as often and as hard as possible, no matter what he does.
After Trump’s summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki this past Monday, these so-called comedians went completely overboard. All of this vitriol has altered — and hurt — the content of these shows.
“That was a rough montage, man,” Failla said, referring to clips shown of four late-night comedians slamming the president, one after the other.. “This is why I stick to comedy channels like CNN. At least you can count on them for a laugh once in a while.”
He added, “You can see the bias in what they’re saying. It infringes on their ability to be objectively funny because the audience knows it’s coming.”
In a video montage presented by “The Ingraham Angle,” Jimmy Kimmel called Vladimir Putin Trump’s “KGBFF” and said, “Is it possible Vladimir Putin brought a hypnotist to that meeting instead of a translator? We haven’t seen an American so owned by a Russian since ‘Rocky IV.”
Seth Meyers tried to imply the “Art of the Deal” author is making concessions to Russia: “Can you imagine what their private meeting was like? I’m worried he let Putin annex one of the 50 states. Pick one of the blue ones.”
Stephen Colbert, impersonating Trump, said of Putin, “Boo all you want, but he’s extremely strong and powerful. He does not skip leg day, and I know because right now, I’m smooching his glutes.”
And Trevor Noah said, “This what you get when you put a KGB agent up against a KFC agent.”
The substitute host for Laura Ingraham on Friday night, Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz, posed this question: “Do they ever go after anyone on the Left, or are they just activists?”
When many of these same late-night guys invited former President Barack Obama on their shows, they were nothing but fawning. In 2012, Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show to “slow jam the news,” singing with him in a friendly manner; yet when it came to a Trump appearance, Fallon later apologized to his viewers for having Trump on his show and being friendly toward him because that may have helped “normalize” Trump, said Fallon.
Obama also read “mean tweets” about himself on Kimmel’s show in what was intended to be a humorous skit.
It doesn’t matter, of course, whether any of these comedians invite Trump on their shows or not. As Failla said Friday night, Trump has the power to be humorous on his own without stooping to the level of these late-night leftists.
“He is a real-life Rodney Dangerfield in the movie ‘Caddyshack,’” said Failla. “He has made his way into the elitist country club. He is upending the want they do things and then when it’s crass, unorthodox or something we don’t agree with, we think it’s hilarious.”
HBO’s Bill Maher actually said he hoped the economy crashed so that President Trump would not be reelected.
Last month during a rally in Minnesota, Trump — going off-script — joked that a heckler in the crowd desperately needed a haircut.
The leftists who still practice “humor,” however, aren’t exactly funny. HBO’s Bill Maher actually said he hoped the American economy crashed so that President Trump would not be reelected.
These comedians are clearly rooting for the sitting president to fail or make as many gaffes as possible — for their own self-gain. It’s sad.
Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday and other outlets.