The 56-year-old said:
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It's a tough time for political satire when the current White House one big running joke.
No one knows this better than David Mandel and the creative team behind the acclaimed HBO political comedy Veep.
The showrunner admitted that Donald Trump's administration has made it particularly hard to satirize politics when the actual POTUS makes Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Selina Meyer look like a potty-mouthed George Washington.
And although Matt Walsh plays the world's dumbest press secretary on the Emmy winning series, actual press secretary Sean Spicer gives the dim-witted Mike McLintock a run for his money!
YouTube user Dan Ketchum proved this with the help of Spicer's latest White House press briefing blunder, in which he falsely claimed Adolf Hitler "didn't sink to using chemical weapons" on his people.
To demonstrate how we're actually living in a political comedy, Ketchum spliced together footage from Spicer's presser with Veep's closing credits — which usually tag the episode by highlighting a character's incompetency.
Watch the hilarious clip (below) to see why Spicey really belongs in the ensemble comedy!
The comedy world lost one of their all time greats when Don Rickles passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.
Because the great insult legend had such a profound influence on many of today's comedians, the hosts of late night were definitely reeling over the loss.
Specifically Jimmy Kimmel, who could barely keep it together as he dedicated his monologue to the icon.
Hours after learning of Rickles' death, the Jimmy Kimmel Live host broke down several times as he shared his favorite memories of the man he idolized since childhood. He then presented a "Best of Don Rickles" video montage from his numerous appearances on the show.
Though other late night hosts weren't as close with Rickles, they all shared a story about a brush they had with "Mr. Warmth," which usually included him making fun of something.
On Late Night, Seth Meyers paid tribute to "one of the all time greats" by telling a story of meeting Rickles at
In fact, when the 58-year-old actor met the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt creator for the first time, he "fell in love"!
In an adaption from his upcoming memoir Nevertheless, Baldwin recounts:
"When I first met Tina Fey — beautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to say — I had the same reaction that I'm sure many men and women have: I fell in love."
At the time, Fey was the head writer at SNL and Baldwin was set to host that week's show.
The writers and producers congregated in Lorne Michaels' office when Baldwin turned to talent coordinator Marci Klein to ask if Fey was single. He wrote:
Back on Wednesday's The Talk, the panelists revealed the nominations of select categories.
When it came time for the Roseanne alum's turn to announce the noms for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, she had a bit trouble pronouncing some of the nominees' names.
Sara struggled with the last names of The View's Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila, and Sunny Hostin, as well as The Real's Adrienne Houghton and Jeannie Mai.
Whoopi poked fun at the rival talk show host on Thursday's show, saying to the audience:
Let's face it, prequels always suck. So we weren't too interested in the Big Bang Theory spinoff Sheldon.
That is, until we learned CBS's frontrunner to play the young Sheldon Cooper was none other than our favorite little Tony Awards red carpet correspondent, Iain Armitage!
We're also seeing that the network is looking at Zoe Perry to play Sheldon's mom! Since Zoe is the daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who plays Mary Cooper on the hit sitcom, it seems like a perfect fit to us!
But we're just so happy for Iain!
Of course, no matter how big he gets, he'll always be our man at the Tonys! See some of his classic red carpet celebrity interviews (below)!
It always comes down to money, doesn't it??
Warner Bros. TV and CBS are SO close to locking down a two season renewal of their longtime hit, The Big Bang Theory. So what's standing in their way??
Apparently, the studio is struggling to finalize the contracts for two of the show's stars, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. As you may know, the actresses both joined the celebrated comedy back in season three and, in result, have been paid significantly less than their costars.
In fact, the women are currently being paid around
On Saturday, Melissa McCarthy stopped by to play the White House Press Secretary in a hilarious sketch, in which the Emmy-winner skewered Spicer's ball-of-stress demeanor at press conferences.
The sketch was a highlight of the episode (hosted by Kristen Stewart), with an angry-eyed McCarthy using her over the top comedic stylings to play the perfect Spicer.
But the next day, the real Spicer commented on the Ghostbusters star's impression of him — and surprise, surprise — he has a few critiques.
Drumpf's verbal garbage disposal explained he heard about the sketch while leaving church Sunday morning, saying his phone was blowing up so much he thought there was a national emergency.
Spicer told Extra he thought McCarthy's impression of him was a little too… well, extra — and advised that the comedienne "could dial back" a bit.
Though he admitted it was a "funny" show, he wasn't a fan of McCarthy taking shots at his penchant for swallowing gum, saying she