It seems like all that’s left is to escape into comedy. Even that is becoming quite a strain however, both to keep up with the surreal hilarity of the Trump Administration, and to keep laughing in the face of seriously scary shit.
Carrying slickly self-referential, self-deprecating humor to new heights of loopy loopiness, Steven Colbert and Brad Pitt recently aimed for existential humor on a skit, “Reaching for the Stars With Even Bigger Stars,” and fell flat on their backs.
The thread through the Pitt skit was that you’re a fool to think on and care about nature and humanity. Colbert reveled in his shallowness, while Pitt affected a creepy, boyish innocence that only reminded viewers of sad events in his own recent life.
People are hurting, depressed