Tonight Show Head Writer Rebecca Drysdale announced she is quitting the show and will never write anything involving Donald Trump again. Host Jimmy Fallon infamously tousled Trump’s hair during the 2016 campaign.
Via Variety, Big Gay Sketch Show writing alum Drysdale announced in a personal post:
I believe that comedy is a powerful tool. I believe that it can handle anything, no matter how unfunny. I don’t believe that making fun of this man, doing impressions of him, or making him silly, is a good use of that power. It only adds to his.
I am making the decision for myself to never work on, write, or be involved with, another Trump sketch ever again. I have landed in several jobs and situations over the last few years, not just ‘The Tonight Show,’ where the project of making fun of Trump, or doing material about Trump, has led to divided creative teams, anxiety, tears and pain. I can’t decide the outcome of this election, but I can make the choice for myself, to vote him out of my creative life.
Atta girl! Showrunner Nedaa Sweiss, who was the previous Head Writer, is also leaving the show in 2021.
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