Look, Matt Lauer got his Daytime Emmys by being a morning newsman, NOT by being a believable actor!
And never was that more apparent than this morning!
In what was so obviously a pre-produced gag, Dave Chappelle was placed at the famed Today Show window, banging on the glass and holding up a sign to promote his upcoming standup comedy shows at Radio City Music Hall.
Matt and the gang were all SHOCKED to see the comedian standing behind them!
And a camera crew…
And security clearance to stand so close to the set…
As bad as Matt was at playing dumb inside, he then went outside to talk to Dave and kept the PR fiasco going. The morning host commented on Dave’s “makeshift sign” that he was holding and said:
“This is one of the most grassroots advertising campaigns that I have ever seen!”
Stop. Just stop. You’re on national TV. This isn’t grassroots! This is the opposite of grassroots!
This is…soil sprouts!
Anyway, Matt just happened to know all about Dave Chappelle’s upcoming comedy shows, including that all but 4 shows have sold out.
Speaking of selling out…
Click PLAY (above) to watch the most cringeworthy moment in television that you’ll see all day!
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