The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason
The SNL vet has interesting thoughts on why politics and comedy don’t mix so well.
Comedian Bill Murray was on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Friday, discussing contemporary politics and comedy, portraying Steve Bannon on Saturday Night Live, and more.
“It’s Clash of Clans everyday, first thing in the morning,” said Murray, who noted that politics and comedy suffer in similar ways when politicians and comedians isolate certain members of an audience for praise or derision.
My friend who’s a great comedy writer, Jim Downey, he’s accused of being a right-wing comedy writer, if there is such a thing. “No, no,” he says, “I just think the way Democrats handle things is poor. They pick out little pieces of a population and say they represent it—we represent the hispanics, we represent the LGBT, or something.” They’re not speaking to everyonepost was originally published on this site