Chuck Todd brought in the funny men and women to “Meet the Press” Sunday to discuss how shows like “The Daily Show” are affecting politics.
“Washington is increasingly in a bubble much the same that a lot of people who live in Hollywood are in a bubble,” comedian Lewis Black said.
Lewis told Todd he doesn’t know how he sits with politicians without barking at them.
“We all sit there because we all know the first time we bark is the last time we’ll do the show,” Todd said. “All of a sudden nobody will come on your show,” Todd added.
Pivoting to specific satirists, W. Kamau Bell explained the difference between Jon Stewart and cable news:
“When people watch Jon Stewart of John Oliver, they feel like they are at least getting that person’s perspective, but I don’t think people believe with the news…you feel like you’re getting a corporation’s perspective,” W. Kamau Bell said.
The comics also talked about the ongoing avalanche of allegations against Bill Cosby, specifically focusing on the fact that the past allegations came to light when comedian Hannibal Buress slamming Cosby during his act went viral.
“I’ve heard allegations about it for a longtime,” comedian Laura Krafft said. “I think that’s the role of comedians; that’s one of the roles comedy people should be doing.
Watch the video above.