American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, actor and voice actor, Lewis Black appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He and Colbert appeared together on The Daily Show starting way back in 1997. Black’s comedic take on Trump’s first week in office is just the laugh we all vitally need right now.
Stephen Colbert: I have seen you angry through four presidential administrations. Is there anything unique about your present level of anger with the Trump administration?
Lewis Black: (Rolls eyes back in head to gales of laughter) I did a lot of hallucinogens when I was younger to prepare me for any eventual reality, and I never saw this one coming.
On the immigration ban:
SC: What do you make of the immigration ban?
LB: You know what’s interesting is to see them, is to watch them — the amount of energy it must take for these people to turn bullsh*t and insanity and meanness and make it look reasonable. How do you do it? Also, something I should have said at the top — when you go in to work on this when you show it later — this is live to tape — pixelate my face and make my voice fake, because I don’t want that big baby yelling at me!
On the ‘voter fraud’ investigation:
SC: There’s also going to be a voter fraud investigation. Trump has claimed for a long time that the vote was fixed and then he won and then he said…
LB: You can’t write this sh*t!
SC: …and then he continued to complain about it, which was very interesting, which is unusual –to win and then complain about it. There’s going to be an investigation now. Do you imagine that it is going to come to that, or what do you imagine is going to happen?
LB: First off, less than half the American people voted. People don’t like to vote. So, if they don’t like to vote, why would you think they would like to then commit voter fraud. You can’t even get ’em into the booth!
On Trump’s coziness with Vladimir Putin:
SC: He seems to like Vladimir Putin.
LB: Seems to. He likes people who like him.
SC: Yeah he got on the phone this weekend evidently with Vladimir Putin. Do we know anything about how that conversation went?
LB: I don’t really care because you don’t trust any leader who takes their shirt off in public.
SC: So no President Matthew McConaughey then.
LB: No! No! No!
See the hilarious video below and take a well-deserved break from the seriousness and insanity of politics today: