Five stand-up comedians performing at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory subjected Madam Hillary to rude mockery. Who do these people think they are? What country do they think they’re living in?
Madam Hillary holds no office, but she wields the royal prerogative. No court jesters allowed.
That’s no lady, that’s my queen!
Judicial Watch concisely summarizes the story:
A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording. This is no laughing matter for club owner Jamie Masada, a comedy guru who opened Laugh Factory more than three decades ago and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many famous comics. “They threatened me,” Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”
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The five short performances that Clinton wants eliminated include some profanity and portions could be considered crass, but some of the lines are funny and that’s what the Laugh Factory is all about. The video features the individual acts of five comedians, four men and a woman. The skits make fun of Clinton’s wardrobe, her age, sexual orientation, the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the former First Lady’s relationship with her famous husband. The Laugh Factory has appropriately titled it “Hillary vs. The First Amendment.”
And that’s not all! Madam Hillary is taking names and numbers:
Masada told Judicial Watch that, as soon as the video got posted on the Laugh Factory website, he received a phone call from a “prominent” person inside Clinton’s campaign. “He said the video was disgusting and asked who put me up to this,” Masada said. The Clinton staffer, who Masada did not want to identify, also demanded to know the names and phone numbers of the comedians that appear in the video. Masada refused and hung up. He insists that the comedy stage is a sanctuary for freedom of speech no matter who is offended. “Just last night we had (Emmy-award winner) Dana Carvey doing Donald Trump and it was hilarious,” Masada said.
Have you heard the news? There’s no good mockin’ tonight. It’s what our French friends call lèse-majesté.
Madam Hillary is getting a little ahead of herself. She’s not Queen yet, but it’s good of her to let us know what we can look forward to when the Court of of Queen Hillary holds sway.
JOHN adds: Here’s the video.
UPDATE: Slate reports that the Clinton campaign denies having anything to do with the call to the Laugh Factory.