The Congressional Black Caucus Gets a "Father Figure"

February 16, 2017 - Ezra Edelman 02/16/2017 Views: 48,253

Roy Wood Jr. "mistakenly" plays videos of his stand-up special, "Father Figure," instead of discussing President Trump's comments on the Congressional Black Caucus. (2:45)

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You know, here-here'sone redeeming quality

about Donald Trump: he'san equal opportunity offender.

Because it's not just the Jews.

He's also got spacefor the blacks.

When you said "the innercities"-- are you gonna...

are you gonna includethe CBC, Mr. President,

in your conversationswith your-your urban agenda,

-your inner city agenda, as wellas... -Am I gonna include who?

Are you gonna include theCongressional Black Caucus

-and the Congressional HispanicCaucus... -Well, I would.

I tell you what, do youwant to set up the meeting?

-No, no, no, I'm not... -Doyou want to set up the meeting?

-I'm just a reporter.-Are they friends of yours?

-Well, get a... Set up themeeting. -I know some of them,

but I'm sure they're watchingright now. -Let's go,

set up a meeting.

Are they friends of yours?Are they?

Did you all grow upin the hood together, huh? Huh?

And while you're at it,by the way,

I've been trying to get in touchwith Frederick Douglass.

Can you invite himto the meeting, too? Please.

He embarrassed me, bigly.

And you can seethat reporter was like,

"Are they-are they friends ofmine? Are they friends of mi...

I mean, yes, but still,that's not the point."

For someone whodoes know a little bit

about the CongressionalBlack Caucus,

we go now to Roy Wood Jr.,everybody. Roy Wood Jr.

(cheering, applause)

-Thank you, Trevor.-What the hell, Roy?

Oh, my lord, dude.

That was so embarrassing.

Trump didn't even knowwhat the CBC was.

Probably thought it wasa '90s rap group.


If you don't know about the CBC,here's all you need to know.

Black folks been tryingto tell y'all forever

that they have someissues and we sa...

We invented the blues.

(cheering, applause)

What more of a signdid you need?

That's... that'sso embarrassing. Wow. Wow.

I'm-I'm sorry, Roy, what...Uh, what... what was that?

I-I guess the clip of the blackcongressional people

must have gotten mixed upwith a clip

from my standup special Father Figure,

premiering Sunday nightat 11:00 on Comedy central.

(cheering, applause)

-I don't know how that happened.-Really?

-That's crazy. -You trying topromote your special right now?

Bro, I'd never do that.I gave them the right clip.

Trev...Roll the correct clip, please.

Any time a black person fallin the civil rights movie,

they fall and they do thatdouble bounce in the dirt,

and the dirt come up.

I don't... Hey, I don't...I don't know.

What-what's going on, Roy?

I-I think the computeris just realizing

that these are stressful times,

and people need a breakfrom all the news,

and they needto have a good laugh.

Which is exactlywhat they're gonna get

from my first standup specialFather Figure,

premiering Sunday nightat 11:00 on Comedy Central.

-(cheering, applause)-Thanks, Roy. Check out

Roy's special, Father Figure, Sunday night at 11:00

on Comedy Central.