Last night’s Emmy was all about roasting Trump and host Stephen Colbert was the first to grab a stick and poke the fire during his opening monologue. Seth Meyers got in a mild shot at the expense of a very old tweet. Then towards the end, Stephen Colbert surprised the audience by bringing out one of Trump’s ex-minions. No, not Scaramucci, the one that…no, not Bannon. The guy before who – you know what, there’s been too many and this could take all day. He brought out Sean Spicer.
Sean Spicer became a repeat character on SNL, thanks to Melissa McCarthy’s better-than-the-real-thing imitation. They really should have pulled Melissa on stage, but they got the real thing. Sean came out in the nicest tux he could get from a store I assume is called Angry Gopher Formal Rentals. His bit involved calling back to the allegedly yuge, massive inauguration audience by joking that the 69th annual Emmy Awards would have the yugest, most massive audience numbers, period. This isn’t the first time a right wing joke has been pulled on stage for an awards show bit, but at least it’s not the most awkward.
Many were not feeling Sean Spicer’s appearance. Others, like My Girl, were shook.
It’s was cringey and embarrassing, but I’m feeling generous, so I’ll give him an A for effort, since this is the first time in recent memory that Sean Spicer stood at a podium and pronounced words correctly into the microphone. Although I do think Sean Spicer was smart to pass on Dancing with the Stars. If his dancing is anything like his flat comedic timing, he would have given us the mildest salsa in history.
Here’s Stephen Colbert’s entire monologue:
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