Netflix introduces button to skip Trump jokes in new Seth Meyers comedy special

New feature is perfect if you're tired of hearing about the US president

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 05 November 2019 09:11
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Netflix has introduced a button that lets viewers skip jokes about US president Donald Trump on a new comedy special from Seth Meyers.

The comedian and chat show host’s new comedy special, titled Lobby Baby, sees him take aim at the president, whom he previously branded a “racist gargoyle”.

Meyers told CNN Business that it was his idea to introduce the feature, deeming a politics joke-avoiding button as “a funny and innovative way” to “take advantage of the Netflix experience”.

“It was a way to build in the response to anyone who would say, ‘Oh, let me guess, there’s going to be jokes about the president’,” he said.

Meyers described the button as a “joke”, adding: “I think, look, sometimes at a fancy restaurant they’ll put parsley on your plate and you’ll think, well, that’s a nice touch, but you’re not going to eat the parsley.”

The host is a frequent critic of Trump. In July, Seth Meyers devoted eight minutes of his talk show condemning him for his spate of racist tweets aimed at progressive Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.

Lobby Baby will be available to stream on Netflix later today (5 November).

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