One of the highlights of the first Presidential debate was the firestorm of reactions that poured in from Hollywood. Everyone from Mark Ruffalo to Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, Maria Shriver and more had something to say (there was no shortage of priceless Trump zingers), and you can expect everyone to be out in full force again tonight for the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate. The theatrics may be a little toned down tonight thanks to the absence of Trump, but all eyes will be watching Tim Kaine (D) and Mike Pence (R) very closely as they go head-to-head for the first time.
Tonight’s debate, which marks the only debate between the candidates for Vice President this election cycle, is divided into nine time segments of 10 minutes each. Moderator Elaine Quijano will ask a question at the start of each segment, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The remaining time will allow for rebuttals and a deeper discussion of the topic.
Head over to our live stream page to watch the debate, and check out the best Hollywood reactions below.
I’m gonna try to live tweet the VP debate but right now they look like two NCAA coaches. So I don’t know what the fuck going on!
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) October 5, 2016
— The Onion (@TheOnion) October 5, 2016
Maybe the RNC staff should be gathered around their social media guy tonight to keep him from blowing it. Oops. Too late. https://t.co/oLIvsvmTxE
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 5, 2016
Kaine/Pence is like Ali/Frazier but if they were fighting now.
— Colin Jost (@ColinJost) October 5, 2016
— Rod Lurie (@RodLurie) October 5, 2016
Fascinating and wonderful to watch a man talk about being proud to support a strong woman. #VPDebate
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) October 5, 2016
To put this in terms of The Matrix: Take the red tie. #VPDebate
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 5, 2016
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 5, 2016
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 5, 2016
You know, Pence’s argument once put me and my family into an Internment camp on the grounds they “couldn’t be certain” of our loyalty #Shame
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 5, 2016
“Why don’t you trust women?” -a gentle but passionate Tim Kaine’s finest moment and quote of the night. #VPDebate
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) October 5, 2016
“I’m solid on hating Mexicans and Muslims, but could be better on hating gays and women.”
“Mike Pence is available.”
“Lock it up.”
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) July 14, 2016
I agree Kaine was aggressive aT the top but he was very clear and in command of facts/policy. Pence just denied and spoke his head at truths https://t.co/cJrTG4Qlwd
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 5, 2016
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) October 5, 2016
Guys, by the way: Trump did, in fact, say all of that stuff that Pence is saying he didn’t say #VPDebate
— MTV News (@MTVNews) October 5, 2016