Stand-up comedians, as well as the rest of the entertainment industry, are typically seen as liberals and anti-Trump. Although you probably saw many popular comedy stars campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016 or encouraging a blue wave during last week’s midterm elections, it’s not common you see celebrities defending President Donald Trump. On Sunday, November 4, a pro-Trump “Deplorables” comedy tour kicked off in Dallas with a show the following night in Houston. (Note: Two shows do not a “comedy tour” make, but we won’t get hung up on semantics for the moment.) On the flip side, comedian Dennis Miller just said he wants to distance himself from the right.
In a time when being political means jeopardizing your fan base, what does conservative comedy actually look like? Mostly different versions of white, straight men. Here are 11 well-known comedians who’ve aligned themselves with the right.
The Last Man Standing star attended Trump’s inauguration and last year compared being a Trump-supporter to being in 1930s Germany.
Unless you’ve been in a coma, this needs no explanation.
The 100% Fresh comedian keeps his political views close to the vest, but donated more than $2K to Republican Rudy Giuliani’s 2007 presidential campaign. Since then, he’s been evasive of questions about his thoughts on the current President.
Nick DiPaolo calls himself “center-right,” believes PC culture is ruining America, and was fired from SiriusXM earlier this year for tweeting, “Dear future school shooter, please confine yourself to coll. campuses, specifically faculty lounges at Berkeley, Fresno State etc.”
Cheers actress Kirstie Alley was a supporter of Trump before the 2016 election but has been silent on the issue since.
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The Blue Collar Comedy Tour star was vocal about his pro-Trump views during the election. Before Trump took office, the comedian said he knew Trump wouldn’t employ nepotism like other politicians. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner both received top advisor positions in the White House. He’s poised to pin the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the wife of a major GOP donor.
The Tennessee native all but said he’d vote Donald Trump in his 2016 Tonight Show set.
Adam Sandler’s dear friend switched from the Democrat to the Republican party in 2013.