These days it’s more important than ever to mix your daily dose of madness spewing out of the White House with some humor. And there’s really no better panacea than Tina Fey. But what’s better than Fey’s biting humor on its own is when she combines it with a big old sheet cake therapy like she did on Saturday Night Live’s much-needed Weekend Update: Summer Edition.
Speaking about the racism and violence in Charlottesville, Va. that Donald Trump condoned and justified in an unhinged press conference on Tuesday, Fey, a University of Virginia Graduate (where the rally was held), pointed out that nine more white supremacist rallies are slated around this country for this Saturday, including one in New York City’s Washington Square Park.
“I hope they try it [holding a white supremacist rally] and get the ham salad kicked out of them by a bunch of drag queens. Because you know what a drag queen still is? A 6’ 4” black man,” Fey said. “But at the same time, I don’t want any more good people to get hurt.”
That’s when she suggested the sheet cake-eating alternative, urging people to patronize a local Jewish or African-American-owned bakery and to get a giant cake with the American Flag on it and dive in. She told “Weekend Update” host Colin Jost to scream into the cake rather than at the Nazis.
“The next time, when you see a bunch of white boys, boys in Polo shirts screaming about taking our country back and you want to scream, ‘It’s not our country. We stole it from the Native Americans,” scream it into the cake, Fey (with a mouthful of frosting) told Jost.
The former SNL writer and star and creator of 30 Rock struck a perfect chord of helplessness and outrage that has proliferated in the face of Trump and his cohorts. She even touched on Trump’s (and anyone who didn’t like her) obsession with blaming everything on Hillary Clinton.
“Who drove the car into the crowd, Hillary’s emails?” Fey said, referring to the 20-year-old white nationalist who plowed into counterprotesters at the Charlottesville rally, killing one woman and injuring 19.
Finally, she urged people to avoid the rallies entirely.
"I really want to encourage all good, sane Americans to treat these rallies this weekend like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads. Don’t show up," Fey said. "Let these morons scream into the empty air.”
Watch Fey’s brilliant bit below.