Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Friday, August 17, 2018

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Strikes Back At Trump With Outrageous Fried Chicken Tale

Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel has been on vacation, a trip designed to provide the network TV star a little peace of mind. But after he found out what President Trump said about him at a rally in South Carolina, Kimmel wound up spitting mad.

The POTUS spun a yarn about having met an adoring Kimmel waiting on Hollywood Boulevard before Trump was to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live. According to The Donald’s version of the story, Kimmel even opened the door for him.

The comedian calls the story a “fabrication” in his latest monologue, then adds a few – ahem – details of his own which may or may not be entirely accurate.…

Read More

#EndorseThis: Michelle Wolf Bites Ivanka Trump Right In The Soul

Comparing people to inanimate objects is tricky business. You might make the wrong metaphor and unintentionally say something that sounds dirty. You might even stumble into a worn-out cliche and call somebody a doorknob.

Cliche? Fat chance. Newly-signed Netflix star Michelle Wolf is one of the freshest voices in satire. And all her dirty jokes are on purpose.

In a clip from her show “The Break,” Wolf considers Maxine Waters’ call for Democrats to harass and intimidate Trump’s White House sidekicks. The comic seems to empathize with the pro-protest side of the debate. But she does call for a few changes.…

Read More

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Goes Heisenberg On President Trump

Backbone might be breaking bad.

In response to footage from a Trump rally in which the POTUS refused to mention Stephen Colbert’s name while calling him “no talent,” the CBS comic stops just short giving 45 the full Heisenberg treatment. Colbert cleverly dances around the “say my name” trope while keeping the audience in suspense and the President under duress. Walter White would be proud.

As for Trump calling the venerable host talentless? Colbert’s silent retort at 2:55 is something you have to see to understand.

Lend an ear.