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Famous people say the darndest things! U2 frontman Bono stopped by Capital Hill on Tuesday to discuss a range of controversial topics from terrorism to Amy Schumer. He spoke to a Senate subcommittee about how he thinks the country should handle the threat of ISIS, and he was quick to offer up some of his favorite (or maybe least favorite) comedians

It's like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them when they are goose-stepping down the street and it takes away their power. So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you. 

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What a nice and completely unrealistic point of view! Looks like he was both literally and figuratively wearing his signature rose-tinted glasses that day. Amy Schumer caught wind that she was being called upon by Bono to make ISIS laugh, and tweeted, appropriately, "Holy shit."

You would think that no comedian in their right mind would ever want to tell jokes to the most serious violent extremist group in the world, but Margaret Cho is totally down.

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Bono was there representing One Campaign, an advocacy group he co-founded that works to end poverty and preventable disease. When he wasn't suggesting sending a Jew, a woman, and a black dude to the Islamic State, he discussed the refugee crisis and how to fight poverty. Maybe if Bono put his album on the phones of all ISIS members, it would be enough for them to call it quits.