While dads across the nation are suggesting that Donald Trump's win might be good for comedy because of "all the material" he'll provide, incidents at professional comedians' performances suggest the opposite.
Weeks after Amy Schumer caused walkouts for her anti-Trump material, Wanda Sykes was booed off stage at a charity event for hers.
Sykes, like every late-night comedian, ventured on a takedown of the president-elect, and started getting heckled and booed within five minutes.
According to PinkNews, Sykes took to the stage and said:
After the election, I was going around consoling people. I said, ‘Guys, look on the bright side … I was telling everybody, ‘It’s OK. It’s gonna be OK.’ I am certain this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president. He ain’t the first one, he’s just the first confirmed one.
Everybody was just saying, ‘Oh, well, he just has to learn how to be more presidential, he just has to learn how to control his temper. He has to learn how to be more mild-mannered.’ I have a seven-year-old boy, those are the things I’m teaching him. Donald Trump is 70. That m*therfucker isn’t learning sh*t. That’s just who he is. He’s the crazy man.
But the hot take of calling Trump "crazy" was too much for the Boston audience.
The event was captured by conservative writer Sam DeGreen (hence the bias in tweets).
After the booing, Sykes replied:
F*ck you, motherf*cker, fuck all of y’all. How can you say he’s not a racist? ’Grab them by the pussy’? How can you say he’s not sexist? How can you not say he’s homophobic?
Denis Leary, the night's host, told The Boston Herald, “For 22 years we have never censored any performer at Comics Come Home. Each comedian is free to speak their mind. This has resulted in the longest running stand up charity event in America."
Sykes eventually flipped off the crowd before leaving the stage.
Yeah, Trump is not so good for comedy. At least not for comedians.