Though opinions on the topic vary, most people agree the Trump presidency is marking either the death of satire or a golden age for comedy. Some late night hosts have seen their ratings rise due to the “Trump Bump,” while other comedians have talked about their struggle in dealing with the absurdity of his administration in their acts.
But is America getting tired of laughing at the antics of the president? And how are comedians coping with the phenomenon of “clapter”?
VICE News sits down with a panel of comedians — Anthony Atamanuik, Dulcé Sloan, Judy Gold, Jordan Carlos, and Aparna Nancherla — to talk about their experience with comedy in the age of Trump.
This segment originally aired January 12, 2018 on VICE News Tonight on HBO.