John Lithgow: Trump Has Turned Our Comics Into Geniuses

  • Published: 23 October 2019
  • Actor John Lithgow, author of the new book "Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse," thinks the President doesn't have the timing or wit to tell a joke. #Colbert #JohnLithgow #RudyGiuliani

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  • bill bixby
    bill bixby  21 hours back

    The ending to The Twilight Zone movie makes sense now.

    • Brownskingirl59 Brownskingirl59

      Kind of cute ole guy.

      • Brownskingirl59 Brownskingirl59

        The creepy killer on Dexter.

        • M. P.
          M. P.  5 days back

          The was an SNL sketch once where Louis CK (remember him?) played a lawyer who had beautiful eyelashes and no one could resist what he said.
          I think John Lithgow is going for the look tonight.

          And nailing it.😂😂

          • chuyo caca
            chuyo caca  1 weeks back

            Trump is a poor human being , has no moral nor ethical values whatsoever lies to get what he wants all the time solely based on alternative approach at reality how? did get to become US president speaks volumes as how desperate and divided as a Nation we now truly are. Vote! for we can do much better!

            • chuyo caca
              chuyo caca  1 weeks back

              Mr. John Lithgow is the true definition of a Genius! Not this imbecile Trump.

              • Neil Em
                Neil Em  2 weeks back

                The high commander, talking about the big giant head.

                • bill bixby
                  bill bixby  2 weeks back

                  Ricochet is my favorite Lithgow movie because he gets his in the end thanks to Denzel.

                  • Venus Garcia
                    Venus Garcia  2 weeks back

                    Lithgow is king!!

                    • Laurie Bolles
                      Laurie Bolles  2 weeks back

                      It's so refreshing to bask in spontaneuos, creative, intelligent artistry John, Stephen and Jon.

                      • Janis Totham-Davies
                        Janis Totham-Davies  2 weeks back

                        Johns book is as brilliant as he is, I bought it as soon as it came out and love it. It is so cleverly crafted and the artwork is amazing just like him. I saw him in person nearly fifteen years ago when he was in a play just off of Time’s Square in NYC and I was staying in a hotel opposite the back door of the theater, watching him come out each night and patiently sign autographs for all his adoring fans really touched me. John is a very polite, very intelligent and highly multi talented man in so many fields, I love him. He has given so much pleasure to countless people through his acting, books for adults and children, and his wonderful humor. He would make a fabulous president!

                        • justin castillo
                          justin castillo  2 weeks back

                          I know Donald laughed at Joy Behar once. Donald hasn't said a good joke since covfefe.

                          • Mr, Boo Boo 1972
                            Mr, Boo Boo 1972  2 weeks back

                            Lol.. Trump gets the audience because he's a complete f*n idiot, We all want to see what he's going to do and say next. John Lithgow Amazing Man, Amazing Actor. Makes any movie worth seeing more than once.

                            • Ju66ernaut
                              Ju66ernaut  2 weeks back

                              if you dont watch the video he almost sounds like Jeff Goldblum

                              • K Zim
                                K Zim  2 weeks back

                                Dear John, please tell them to put 3rd Rock From the Sun back on netflix. That show is genius !

                                • RawJewel
                                  RawJewel  2 weeks back

                                  Racism works every time - Trump’s secret!

                                  • CrabbyLion2370
                                    CrabbyLion2370  2 weeks back

                                    You're kidding – right???

                                    This is *DONALD TRUMP…*

                                    _EVERYONE'S A _*_FREAKING GENIUS,_*_ COMPARED TO HIM – EVEN: _*_ANIMALS!_*

                                    • barkYdarkATFB
                                      barkYdarkATFB  2 weeks back

                                      Lithgow’s song made me absolutely have to listen to randy rainbow’s rendition of this song.
                                      It’s a must see...

                                      • barkYdarkATFB
                                        barkYdarkATFB  2 weeks back

                                        “...Queen Elizabeth did NOT see that coming” 😉

                                    • Bushra Nabas
                                      Bushra Nabas  2 weeks back

                                      You might know him from the Crown, Dexter or Terms of Endearment, but I know him from 3rd Rock from the Sun! That was a legendary show😂

                                      • stephen Robinson
                                        stephen Robinson  2 weeks back

                                        Our bad Media tells us he's bad... Only the awaken understand.... British actors are not English, none of them. True English love Trump.

                                        • Alice Wang
                                          Alice Wang  2 weeks back

                                          Didn't know that John Lithgow is a visual artist! A great man with many talents. Still miss 3rd Rock from the Sun :D

                                          • Kala FO
                                            Kala FO  2 weeks back

                                            Although i Love James Spader in the Blacklist, I’ve always said John Lithgow could’ve played Raymond Reddington
                                            SO WELL TOO!!! There’s something about him being serious, dangerous and also funny.
                                            Loved him in The third Rick from the Sun!😂👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😂

                                            • Jake Shrimp
                                              Jake Shrimp  2 weeks back


                                              • Tango Bango
                                                Tango Bango  2 weeks back

                                                Mr. Lithgow celebrated his 74th Birthday. Happy Birthday John.

                                                • A.A.Rooble K.
                                                  A.A.Rooble K.  2 weeks back

                                                  Jon voight is a big trump supporter but his own daughter (Angelina jolie ) hate him very much she doesn't even call him dad

                                                  • Sylvia Pesek
                                                    Sylvia Pesek  2 weeks back

                                                    My copy of 'Dumpty' arrived this week. Now I need to order several more copies to give as presents! Thank you, John Lithgow ... you sublimely talented human, you!

                                                    • James Liguori
                                                      James Liguori  2 weeks back

                                                      We can't look away because he's also a bad President.

                                                      • marian smith
                                                        marian smith  3 weeks back

                                                        John Lithgow, that was BRILLIANT!

                                                        • marian smith
                                                          marian smith  3 weeks back

                                                          Satire and Comic relief is SO IMPORTANT. We have to be able to laugh so we dont cry every day.

                                                          • marian smith
                                                            marian smith  3 weeks back

                                                            So much to work with ... our court jesters are geniuses.

                                                            • Arden Sloan
                                                              Arden Sloan  3 weeks back

                                                              John Lithgow: Orange Man Bad.

                                                              • R Vandenburg
                                                                R Vandenburg  3 weeks back

                                                                Love John Lithgow, but his make-up was distracting. Either A, he just got off set and didn't get to was his face thoroughly OR B, it's the make-up artist on This Show who was heavy handed with it. Chill on the eyeliner and's not a good look on him!

                                                                • Jennifer Coleman
                                                                  Jennifer Coleman  3 weeks back

                                                                  Love John Lithgow. One of my favorite shows is 3rd rock from the sun

                                                                  • jewell charles
                                                                    jewell charles  3 weeks back

                                                                    awesome,great christmas gifts.looking for it

                                                                    • Zik Chil
                                                                      Zik Chil  3 weeks back

                                                                      ...this is one of the things that's brings a measure of joy even in a maelstrom. Late Show crew - thank you. *applause x10*

                                                                      • Angela Payne
                                                                        Angela Payne  3 weeks back

                                                                        #colbert #johnlithgow big fan loved what you said regarding Trump and the reflections on past cultures and societies

                                                                        • Bram Moerman
                                                                          Bram Moerman  3 weeks back

                                                                          You can’t look away. . . It’s lime watching Pro Wrestling. . . You know it’s all bullshit, but, you gotta watch. . .

                                                                          • MEND New Zealand
                                                                            MEND New Zealand  3 weeks back

                                                                            Here IS a stable genius..without having to bolster it up and remind the another does.. (Shakespeare) "Brevity is the soul of wit..! " Trump is the A-soul of Twit!

                                                                            • Alex Zafer
                                                                              Alex Zafer  3 weeks back

                                                                              First saw John Lithgow in "The World According To Garp" with Robin Williams and Glenn Close. He was brilliant in that role... he's been brilliant in all his roles since. Remarkable talent.

                                                                              • Ricki Benton
                                                                                Ricki Benton  3 weeks back

                                                                                Good interview❣️

                                                                                • Maria Pena
                                                                                  Maria Pena  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Put that book in our school’s libraries, that a good material to learn America’s Horror History In Trump’s time

                                                                                  • ceicli se-i-sl-i
                                                                                    ceicli se-i-sl-i  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Gaining weight isn't a way to look like someone, since it looks different for everyone. A suit is way easier. That book seems like fun! I'll get it as soon as I can afford it :D

                                                                                    • John Tao
                                                                                      John Tao  3 weeks back

                                                                                      His art is Excellent! Who knew? And he's a writer!

                                                                                      • Tshepo Mahlatsi
                                                                                        Tshepo Mahlatsi  3 weeks back

                                                                                        That was delightful😊

                                                                                        • Leslie McCormick
                                                                                          Leslie McCormick  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Mr. Lithgow is a an actual genius. Love him!

                                                                                          • Hecate Aradia
                                                                                            Hecate Aradia  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Love this; made me roar, keep it coming

                                                                                            • Tom Noy
                                                                                              Tom Noy  3 weeks back

                                                                                              haha I love America man (and the humor), but that Trump rant is just sigh...
                                                                                              he's literally saving ur economy and national security

                                                                                              • Stacy Melanson
                                                                                                Stacy Melanson  3 weeks back

                                                                                                John Lithgow is a national treasure!!!