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Former “Weekend Update” co-anchors Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler reunited on Wednesday night for one of their signature “Really?!?” segments on Meyers’ Late Night.
The two tackled the recent production of Julius Caesar that was interrupted by protesters because of the title character’s modeling after President Trump.
Last Friday, two protesters accused the play of “normalizing political violence against the right,” and stormed the stage while the production was in progress at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater. Meyers, introducing the popular segment, explained that “conservatives around the country were up in arms about” the play, as critics resented the scene of Caesar’s death (with the character who was dressed as Trump) and said they protested the play to “protect the president’s life.”
“Now let me get this right,” Poehler began. “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 onstage to protest. But not the president, but someone who was dressed like the president from getting pretend-stabbed with a fake knife. Really?”
Meyers continued: “If this portrayal was offensive to anybody, it’s Caesar. Caesar was beloved by the Roman Empire. To put it another way, he won the popular vote!”
“You know what?” continued Poehler. “You’ve made actors so upset that Daniel Day-Lewis has quit now! You made Lincoln quit!”
“And if you wanted to see a Shakespearean drama based on Trump, just watch CNN,” Meyers concluded.
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