“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is fucking bullshit, and I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a fucking asshole,” -Jon Lovitz.
And then he got even better: “First they say … ‘You can do anything you want. Go for it.’ So then you go for it, and then you make it, and everyone’s like, ‘Fuck you,’” Lovitz said. “[Obama] is the perfect example. He’s amazing. He had nothing … and the guy ends up being at Harvard. He’s the president of the United States. And now he’s like, ‘Fuck me and everybody who made it like me.’”
I’ll find out whom his partner on stage was before I publish this post, but at the time, I’m not sure of anything except that he’s a terrible performer and kindov a douche. Actually, I feel bad saying that because I suspect from the sound of the voice that it is Kevin Smith and its hard not to like Kevin Smith. But whomever it is – they’re awful. ZERO improv skills and general plain douchery. That was what I paid the most attention to. What Lovitz is saying is just what I’ve been saying for years. But his stage-mate had nothing to add to either the commentary or performance. Unforgivable.
Proper response to this situation:
Agree with Lovitz? Cool. say so and why. “Yes, and” rules of improving.
Disagree with Lovitz? Cool. say so and why. “Yes, and” rules of improving if you have talent (trickier to do when disagreeing) but if you dont then no worries – just butt heads. clash. Tell him HE’S the asshole or whatever it is you think. do SOMEthing for Christ sake.
Uncomfortable with the topic or don’t have anything to say? “Yes, and” rules of improving by going on a tangent or springboarding into more familiar territory.
What happened was none of the above. Instead, the dude just blandly naysays with no jokes, no substance, no anything to offer the performance or his partner at all. He just tries to get Lovitz to stop talking with snide tactics that dumbass teenage girls use like “are you done?”.
UPDATE: It is indeed Kevin Smith. God dammit…
Lovitz also criticized Smith for “masquerading as a 99 percenter” — a reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement that the director said he supports.
Later on in the podcast when Lovitz’s diatribe against Obama really started to heat up, Smith suggested that the government would come and shut down the podcast.
“They’re gonna come in and shut this place down, man. They’re gonna be like: ‘We heard the fourth fucking episode. You won’t leave Obama alone.’ This is an election year, man … they’re gonna come in and make an example of you, man,” Smith said. “The government can do that. They can take your shit away.”
As Smith goaded Lotivz, the lights in the theater abruptly turned off. Smith said, “Whoa, what the fuck happened? Oooh. The government’s here. They turned the lights off!”