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And finally, new rule:

when celebrities give their political opinions.

Please, you're the party that made Reagan president!

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

It's...

It's not our fault that your celebrities

are Ted Nugent, Pat Sajak and Donald Trump.

(LAUGHTER)

James Woods? His last credit was on a Mastercard bill.

(AUDIENCE GASPING)

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

Scott Baio? The only thing he's been in recently

that made headlines was his co-star.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

Antonio Sabàto Jr. was an underwear model

who all the other underwear models referred to as "the dumb one."

(LAUGHTER)

And after he spoke at the last republican convention,

he claimed he was blacklisted in Hollywood.

Blacklisted? Blacklist would be an upgrade.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

He wasn't on any list. He'd be lucky to get on a "Do not call" list.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

You'd have to run him into show business.

(LAUGHTER)

And he's running for congress now,

as is clueless actress Stacey Dash...

who was also in the movie Clueless.

(LAUGHTER)

At Obama's inaugural gala, he had

Beyoncé, Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi, Mellencamp, Usher,

Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Tom Hanks, Denzel and U2.

Trump's inauguration... had Jackie Evancho

and the rock band Three Doors Down.

(LAUGHTER)

As in, three doors down from fame.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

And then there's Dana Loesch, who America has come to know as the fiery voice of the NRA,

blaming gun violence and all our problems on Hollywood and its liberalism.

They use their movie stars, and singers, and comedy shows,

and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again.

Fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.

(LAUGHTER)

Yes, yes, I know what you're thinking. "Who hurt you, Danica Patrick?"

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

What you may not... (LAUGHS)

...know about Dana Loesch is that before her job as NRA spokesmodel,

she was a show business wannabe, a homemaker in St. Louis with a mommy blog,

and a radio show, and dreams of TV stardom.

NCIS producer Paul Guyot says that ten years ago, Dana pitched him a sitcom

starring herself as, quote, "a hot, young mom who does a far-right radio show."

Think Frasier meets awful.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

And you know what? If only they had made that sitcom,

today, she might be a completely normal person.

(LAUGHTER)

Instead, we're all getting the "clenched fist of truth,"

because show business gave her the raised finger of "fuck off."

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

The same thing happened to both the founder of the right-wing Breitbart website,

Andrew Breitbart, who admits he came to Hollywood "with the hope

that I'd eventually become a comedy writer,"

and to his successor there, Steve Bannon,

also a showbiz reject who didn't have the talent to cut it here,

and so spent the rest of his life hating Hollywood and, by extension, all liberals.

In his memoir, Breitbart mentions Reagan six times,

-and me 34 times. -(LAUGHTER)

True. He called celebrities

"elitist pestilence, with their cocktail parties on the West Side."

"God, I fucking hate them," he said.

Which is funny, because, you know, for years,

you know who I'd always see at cocktail parties on the West Side?

Andrew Breitbart.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

Oh, he...

He hated Hollywood. Hated it, hated it, hated it!

Mostly from his home in America's heartland, Brentwood.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE AND CHEERING)

As for Bannon, George Clooney remembers him as, quote,

-"a schmuck who--" (LAUGHS) -(LAUGHTER)

"...who literally tried everything he could to sell scripts."

Including, this is true, a rap musical of Shakespeare's Coriolanus.

Think Hamilton, but instead of Founding Fathers, Romans,

and instead of cultural phenomenon, piece of shit.

(LAUGHTER)

Bannon lost his shirt on that deal,

but luckily, he was wearing three more. But--

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

But trust me, if Bannon could've sold a screenplay, or Breitbart, a sitcom,

they wouldn't have ended up ranting and raving

about cocktail parties on the West Side. They'd be attending them

and, in Bannon's case, finishing the drinks people left on the table.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

-Including the ones with a cigarette in them. And so-- -(LAUGHTER AND GROANING)

That is why I implore, tonight, all Hollywood execs:

next time a conservative comes to you

with a really dumb idea for a movie or a TV show, just fucking do it.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE AND CHEERING)

We... (LAUGHS)

We need affirmative action for Republicans in show business.

They're not good enough to make it on their own,

but if we give them a leg up, maybe they won't

take their rejection out on the whole country. Huh, people?

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