The former Weekend Update anchors chose to discuss the protesters for the Donald Trump-inspired production of Julius Caesar in New York’s Shakespeare in the Park. According to reports, the protesters stormed the stage at the end of the production when Caesar is stabbed.
“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.