by Drew McCreadie
A Nazi, a racist, and a fine person who marches with Nazis and racists walk into a bar. The Nazi says to the bartender, “You will not replace us.” The racist says, “I am superior.” And the fine person that marches with Nazis and racists says nothing because he doesn’t exist. The events in the United States in the past month have brought the issues of race, racism, and hatred into the foreground of our collective thinking again. And in response to this, comedians have responded with their take on the re-emergence of organised hatred and racism into the mainstream of society. From Tina Fey’s cake devouring return to Saturday Night Live to segments by hosts such as Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and many others, US comedians each took time to talk somberly about the automobile attack on protesters in Charlottesville, and then used their comedy to lambast the horrific sentiments expressed by President Trump in his improvised press conferences wherein he defended white supremacists and neo-Nazis.