Friday, January 20, 2023

Meyers, Colbert, and Kimmel take closer looks at George Santos

I opened yesterday's Jon Stewart on the problem with George Santos with "I have another example of George Santos living up to my prediction that he'll be a great inspiration for comedy as long as he stays in the news, which might be much longer than he stays in the House." That continues to be true, as Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel all made Santos, if that's actually his legal name, the subject of segments last night. I begin with GOP in Chaos as George Santos Scandal Gets Crazier, Greene and Boebert Fight: A Closer Look from "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Seth takes a closer look at the rolling GOP meltdown that began with the party’s humiliating speaker vote, including Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene fighting in a bathroom, serial liar George Santos facing calls to resign and Donald Trump getting ready to rejoin Facebook and Twitter.
Seth may have started out with Kevin "Pickled Tongue" McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Lauren Boebert, but the meat of his routine was Santos. He's proving to be a big soft target for satire.

Speaking of which, Stephen Colbert interviewed "George Santos" (played by Saturn Award nominee Harvey Guillén) in George Santos Joins Stephen Colbert To Clear His Name(s).

After being exposed for telling numerous lies about his identity and resumé, Rep. George Santos joins Stephen Colbert live on The Late Show to truthfully answer the question everyone is asking: who is George Santos? Special thanks to our friend Harvey Guillén!
I'm being a good environmentalist by recycling my reaction from 'SNL' returns after winning an Emmy Award: "It's hard for satire to be more ridiculous than reality these days, but this segment managed to do so."

Jimmy Kimmel also interviewed "George Santos" (this time played by Nelson Franklin) during the final minutes of George Santos FINALLY Answers for His Lies, Trump Points Finger at Biden & MyPillow Mike is Broke!

Joe Biden was in California surveying the damage from the recent floods, Trump lashed out on Truth Social about being treated unfairly in regards to his classified documents, his new goal is to make it seem like the golf mausoleum he lives in is some kind of Fort Knox, Fox News is trying hard to sell that Biden’s docs are worse by connecting it all to Hunter, Donny is looking to get back on Facebook, MyPillow Man Mike Lindell is almost out of stuffing and is crying poor, Jimmy extends an invite to our show so long as he does it from the inside of a Dave and Busters claw machine, and since exposed fraud/Congressman George Santos of New York won’t speak with the reporters in Congress, we thought we would go straight to the source and talk to him (Nelson Franklin) personally.
If the real George Santos, as much as any of his public persona is real, won't answer questions, we may as well talk to a fake George Santos. We might actually get answers, some of which might accidentally turn out to be true!

I conclude by returning to Colbert for last night's cold open, which asked Did Lassie Get Revenge On George Santos?

Don’t mess with the dogs!

Ha ha! That would be fitting!

I have a a fun if busy weekend for blogging lined up, with part 2 of Angela Bassett wins Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards, part 1 of diversity in awards show winners for MLK Day about "Everything Everywhere All at Once," Lunar New Year, and the return of "Saturday Night Live" for both new years planned. Stay tuned.

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