The Michelle Wolf controversy – Comedians Maribeth Monroe & Andy Cobb weigh in on the nature of political comedy

Comedians Maribeth Monroe and Andy Cobb join us to discuss the controversy over Michelle Wolf’s monologue at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Maribeth and Andy (who are also husband and wife) give their perspectives as veteran comedians (Maribeth of ABC’s “The Good Place,” and Andy of Second City), and both speak more generally about political comedy, its goals, pitfalls, and relevance in the age of Trump.

Below is a 12-minute excerpt of the 75-minute episode. Premium patrons can listen to the entire episode, and support our podcast, here:

Cliff and I mention a number of Andy’s and Maribeth’s political comedy videos during the podcast. Here are a few.

The first is with Andy and Maribeth: Trumpocalypse 2018

And this is Andy’s 2008 election parody of the famous Obama “Yes We Can” video. Andy’s is titled: “John. He. Is.”

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