It’s the night after the US election, and the comedian Mike Wilmot yells into his microphone by way of greeting his audience at Soho Theatre: "What the f--- are you people doing here?!”
The Toronto-born Wilmot is incredulous anyone has shown up, given The News. “I was back there thinking, ‘I can do the show in front of 12 people.’ All day, since 9 o’clock this morning, [I’m thinking] 'Should I mention the T word?'"
For the last year or so, comics on both sides of the pond have been very rude indeed about White House-bound billionaire Donald Trump But none of it exactly stopped the electorate in its tracks; the crack teams of gag-writers were left blowing in the wind. As Simpsons writer Mike Scully tweeted when Trump’s victory became apparent: “I don’t understand! We wrote so many jokes!”
Comedians are now having to ask themselves why did these industrial quantities of gags had so little...
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