“Really? Really, protesters?” Poehler began, shouting. “Now let me get this right, 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 on stage to protest, not the president, but someone who is dressed like the president from getting fake stabbed with a fake knife.”
She went on to exclaim, “You’ve made actors so upset that Daniel Day Lewis quit!” referencing the famed actor’s recent retirement announcement.
Meyers went on to poke fun at the president, quipping, “And really if this portrayal was offensive to anyone, it’s Caesar. Caesar was beloved by the Roman Empire. To put it another way, he won the popular vote.”
The pair later talked about Poehler’s new comedy, The House, which co-stars fellow SNL
alum Will Ferrell. And though the two make a dynamic duo on screen, they didn’t spend much time together on the NBC sketch comedy show.
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“We didn’t really work together very much with Will,” she explained. “And it was during treacherous times, it was right after 9/11 when everyone said that comedy was dead. That’s when we started.”
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