Jerrry Seinfeld is one of the least political comedians around, but last night he joined Jon Sewart in a giant goof of the news about Michele Bachmann’s husband and the clinic he owns that tries to straighten out gay people. The premise is that Stewart is naturally tempted to be a comedian, to joke that Marcus Bachmann himself seems a little bit gay, so he calls in a “comedy repression therapist” to help him.
As the therapist, Seinfeld’s tough love reassures Stewart that while he’ll still have those comic urges, he doesn’t have to act on them. He literally tries to slap the comic out of him.
It’s an odd but pleasant surprise to see Seinfeld do something a little risker than usual. A sign of how fast he was brought in: he’s conspicuously reading from a Teleprompter the whole time.
Take a look.