Bill Murray: Identity Politics Have Made Comedy “Harder and Harder” | Video


CNBC: Actor and comedian Bill Murray sits down with CNBC’s Joe Kernen and Becky Quick to talk about the rash of scandals rocking Hollywood, the political discourse in the U.S., and his Steve Bannon impression on Saturday Night Live.

“How can [comedienne] Kristen Wiig make everyone laugh?” Murray asked. “She’s not thinking about being political, she’s thinking about what resonates and what is common to all of us and I think that’s harder and harder to do because people are trying to win their point of view as opposed to saying, ‘What if I spoke to everyone?'”

“We represent the Hispanics, we represent the LGBT or something. And they’re not speaking to everyone all at once. And it’s almost demeaning to say, ‘I’m choosing you because you’re a splinter group or a certain minority group.’ There’s almost a resentment that somehow you’re separated, again, by a politician,” he said.

“‘You’re my people. I’m in control of you, I represent you.’ Instead of thinking that each citizen has a right to be respected as a citizen first, under the laws of the country,” he added.

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