Liberal Jimmy Kimmel is the host of this yr’s Emmy Awards, on ABC September 20. Contemplating this awards present is occurring throughout COVID-19 shutdowns, Kimmel had a inventive means of unveiling that his viewers wasn’t actually there, which, after all, needed to contain a dig at Trump and his rallies.
Not lengthy into his opening, Kimmel segued right into a joke about Oklahoma when speaking about HBO’s Watchmen:
Kimmel: And talking of blue penises, “Watchmen” has 26 nominations. It is a superhero present, very life like aside from the half the place anybody in Oklahoma is carrying a masks. Is not “Watchmen” additionally what Jerry Falwell Jr. Was into? Hey, was that me? Wait. If I am down there, how am I up right here? That might imply that nobody is within the viewers. That might imply that I am up right here on their own. Identical to promenade night time. In fact I am right here on their own. In fact we do not have an viewers. This is not a MAGA rally, it is the Emmys. As a substitute of a reside viewers, we took a web page from baseball and crammed the seats with cardboard cutouts of the nominees.
The Emmys could be totally different this yr, however that does not imply the jokes about President Trump and his supporters will cease coming. Kimmel was nearly actually referring to the rally Trump had in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20. There was additionally a clumsy joke in regards to the scandal involving Liberty College’s Jerry Falwell Jr.
Kimmel ought to have been extra direct in how this isn’t “a MAGA rally, it is the Emmys,” and thus Kimmel and his ilk suppose that they are higher than the remainder of those that would assist the president.