Reviving their classic “Weekend Update” segment “Really!?!,” the pair took on alt-right, pro-Trump activists who attempted to disrupt Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar” on Friday, in which Caesar resembles the president.
“Now let me get this straight. You waited in line to get tickets to a play you already hated. And then you watched it for three hours and then you ran on stage to protest,” Poehler said. “But not the president, but someone who was dressed like the president from getting pretend-stabbed with a fake knife. Really?”
“If you want to change this country you can’t just sit around your house, yelling at the TV. You have to get out there and yell at a play,” she added.
Cue Meyers’ turn: “And really, if this portrayal was offensive to anyone, it’s Caesar. Caesar was beloved by the Roman Empire. To put it another way, he won the popular vote.”
The “Last Night” host went on say that free speech advocates can’t have it both ways.
“Also, this is really important. Free speech isn’t about just protecting speech you like. So if you think it is terrible to interrupt ‘Julius Caesar,’ you have to think it’s terrible to interrupt Ann Coulter even if you think she is terrible.”
“And she really is,” Poehler interjected.
“And sure, you can make the argument that she’s not Shakespeare,” Meyers concluded. “But if you shut her down, you give her power. And if you let her talk you’ll find she is much ado about nothing.”
Watch the segment above.