Trevor Noah found Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate between “two people who will take over if the president falls in the shower” very amusing.
What’s more amazing, Noah said, is that the debate continued even though there was a real chance that Vice President Mike Pence had contracted COVID-19, given that he was surrounded contagious in Washington. That rumor “wasn’t helped when his eye threw a gender reveal party,” Noah said, referring to the pink eye sported by the VP.
To protect Senator candidate Kamala Harris in case Pence gets sick, plastic shields were put in place, or as Noah put it, “Sizzlers’ sneeze guards.” The protection did not take into account that virus droplets can circumvent these barriers, he noted.
“The debate was pretty normal,” conceded Noah. “It even felt like it was a throwback to the days before Donald Trump came along and turned every debate into a monster truck rally on cocaine.” He added that Pence, though a civilian, learned a lesson from Donald Trump’s first debate: When a moderator asks you to stop, that’s more of a suggestion than a rule.
Of course, the highlight of the debate was the appearance of a charming special guest. “For two minutes and nine seconds, the debate went unbelievable,” Noah said, referring to the arrival of a wandering fly that liked Pence’s header very much, sticking to it. “I’m not at all surprised to see that fly land on Mike Pence’s head,” Noah said. “Even a fly knows better than to touch a black woman’s head.”
See the full monologue below.
Pence’s pink eye, both candidates’ disappointing dodges, and the six-legged scene-stealer everyone’s talking about — here’s what you need to know about the vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris: pic.twitter.com/5OKRPIKjR5
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