Late night comedian Jimmy Fallon -who typically avoids political posturing and liberal attacks- announced Monday his plans to march alongside Parkland, Florida students at their anti-gun event in the nation’s capital; saying the high schoolers are “impressive and inspiring” and have started a “real revolution.”
“What the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are doing is unbelievable. They’re speaking out with more guts, passion, conviction, and common sense than most adults. They’re high school students, it’s beyond impressive,” said Fallon.
“They are angry and they’re doing something about it,” he added. “This is a real revolution. They’ve organized a peaceful march on Saturday, March 24th in Washington, DC… I just want to say I stand behind you guys and I’ll be marching alongside you.”
Jimmy praises Parkland students, will march alongside them in D.C. pic.twitter.com/ppyNyl2wyK
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) February 27, 2018
Fallon joins fellow late-night comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert in urging Congress to enact greater gun controls following this month’s devastating mass shooting; saying the government must step in to stop the violence.
LATE NIGHT LECTURE: Crazy Kimmel TRASHES TRUMP on 'Net Neutrality'
Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel unloaded on the Federal Communications Commission and President Trump late Thursday evening, blasting the Commander-in-Chief for “appointing this jack hole” at the FCC who recently ended “net neutrality.”
“Thanks to you, and this jack hole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control of the internet”
Kimmel was delivering his opening monologue when he slammed the Trump administration for putting an end to certain sections of Obama’s net neutrality act, implemented just two years ago.
“Meanwhile the Federal Communications Commission did something absolutely despicable today, they voted to put an end to ‘Net Neutrality.’ This is the rule that says everyone gets equal access to the internet,” Kimmel ranted.
“As long as they tell us they’re doing it now, internet service providers will be allowed to slow down or block web traffic to any website or streaming service that they like, which benefits the big telecom companies and does the opposite for all of us,” he added.
“I just want to say thank you to President Trump. Thanks to you, and this jack hole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control of the internet,” he concluded.
Watch Kimmel’s rant above.
KIMMEL DENIED: Late-Night Comedian told to AVOID POLITICS at 90th Oscars
The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is hoping to avoid a ratings disaster and refocus their spotlight back on the movie industry; with the event’s producers telling late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel and others to dial-down their political agenda and make the star-studded event “as entertaining as possible.”
After a ratings debacle for this year’s Golden Globe Awards -which heavily featured the ‘Time’s Up’ and ‘Me Too’ movement- producers behind the Oscars are hoping to avoid a similar fate; telling presenters and guests to avoid politics and focus on “great performances.”
“We want to make it as entertaining as possible — reverential and respectful but also fun and emotional,” one of the lead producers told the New York Times. “The Oscars should be a spectacle. Fun and funny and great performances.”
“It should also be a giant commercial for the movie business, which we all need to keep going,” she added.
“We certainly want to honor and respect Time’s Up and allow that message to be heard,” said one executive at ABC, which will broadcast the event. “But we’re trying to make it more planned than spur of the moment — it has its moment and then doesn’t feel like it overshadows the artists and films being honored.”