Things turned political at the 71st Annual Tony Awards show Sunday night in New York, but host Kevin Spacey’s focus was on Hillary Clinton not President Donald Trump.
During one of his monologues at the show, Spacey put on a white wig and used an accent to play former president Bill Clinton all while ribbing the former secretary of state for her major election flop.
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“I love the Tonys, I do,” Spacey told the crowd. “I love that House of Cards, too. I love me some good political theater. We’ve had some surprising winners, haven’t we? I’m not even talking about the Tony Awards.”
“We’ve had some exciting young performers this season,” he added. “Ben Platt was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. That’s very impressive. I was on that list a couple of times.”
“But Ben, you know who you bumped off that list? My wife,” he continued. “Between you and me, you might be a better singer, but after seeing your show, there’s no doubt Hillary is much better at creating fake email accounts than you!”
“I just wanted to do a joke nobody would ever think I’d do,” Spacey–playing Clinton explained. “That was fun, but I’m gonna get in trouble when I get home.”
“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert took a slight dig at Trump before he announced the nominees in the Best Revival of a Musical category.
“It’s been a great year for revivals in general, especially that one they revived down in Washington D.C.,” Colbert said. “This D.C. production is supposed to have a four-year run, but the reviews have not been kind. Could close early. We don’t know.”