Bono: Send Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen to Fight ISIS
"Don’t laugh. I think comedy should be deployed," the U2 frontman told a Senate subcommittee.
In what could offer a few hints as to an upcoming celebrity-littered charity single, U2 frontman Bono has put forward a somewhat unorthodox suggestion as to how to defeat the Islamic State.
While detractors may suggest the musician has little personal experience when it comes to taking on terror groups, Bono's plans take a step away from military action and stride into more comical realms. Literally.
"Don’t laugh. I think comedy should be deployed," he told a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, having been invited to speak by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. "It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them, when they’re goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power. So, I’m suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer, and Chris Rock, and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you."
After receiving some laughs, the singer reassured the crowd at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington that he was "actually [being] serious," and received an actually serious reply from New Hampshire Democrat senator Jeanne Shaheen, who claimed it wasn't the first time she'd heard such discussions about countering violent extremism.
"It's one of the things that we're looking at," she said.