Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Should Comedy Ever Hold Back on Trump?

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Should Comedy Ever Hold Back on Trump?

Article excerpt

Comedians Margaret Cho and Dana Goldberg talk about whether there are any limits in the age of Trump on the weekly series Out in Left Field with Dana Goldberg, which takes on serious issues of the day from a comedian's viewpoint GOLDBERG: We have a president who thinks he can say and do anything, but it doesn't seem to apply to other people? He's been blocking people left and right on Twitter.

CHO: He can dish it out, but he cannot take it. He cannot take anything.

GOLDBERG: I feel like he's this petulant child ... he gets his feelings hurt and he does this little temper tantrum. He closes his eyes in the middle of the room and he doesn't think that anyone else can see him.

CHO: And I don't understand how it's OK that he can basically issue death threats to Hillary Clinton and then turn around and be so upset when Kathy Griffin is holding up his decapitated head. …

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