— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 8, 2016
Here is a devoted liberal speaking to an audience of devoted liberals and being funny about politics in a way one rarely sees anymore on the left: self-mockery. Comedy in Fey’s capable hands is different that what you see from the Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah hack fests. Here she nudges the Democrats’ affinity for celebrity endorsements, and it’s hilarious. The audience’s response isn’t as enthusiastic as the material warranted, largely because they aren’t used to self effacement as a comedic weapon when it comes to politics anymore.