Newt Gingrich identified a major problem with late-night comedians, asserting that they are too angry with President Trump to be funny.
“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace showed his panel, which included the former Speaker of the House, a clip of Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about health care and Stephen Colbert’s arguably homophobic comments about Trump.
Gingrich was seemingly not amused.
“The problem you have with humor in America today is that Hollywood is so enraged at Donald Trump that they can’t be funny,” Gingrich responded. “All they’ve got is pure anger.”
“They think it must be funny because they’re called comedians, so they exhibit their anger almost as a pathology on late-night television, and you’re supposed to laugh because after all they’re comedians,” he ranted.
“They ain’t funny because they’re too angry to be funny,” he summed up.