Comic-Con 2015: Joss Whedon slams Donald Trump during Another Period panel
If you’re at Comic-Con, it’s more than likely that you know the name Joss Whedon. Whether you’re a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Marvel’s The Avengers, you probably know the prolific writer-director is basically a geek god in San Diego. And thanks to him, new Comedy Central series Another Period was the talk of the Con on Thursday when Whedon made a surprise appearance as the moderator of the panel.
Written by roast frequenter Natasha Leggero and Garfunkel and Oates’ Riki Lindhome, the satirical series stars the duo as hilariously inappropriate sisters, who, as members of the wealthy Bellacourt family, live in the lap of luxury, even at the expense of others. Whedon perfectly described the show as “abominably offensive.”
“Everything I have seen about this show is my favorite thing,” Whedon said before introducing the panelists. “It makes us laugh, but it makes us think and it reminds us of the universal truth: that rich white people are f–king insane. It’s obviously a fantasy and something we can all laugh at, because those days are all over—and then Donald Trump says something. I suspect he may be a Bellacourt.”
The Another Period panel was preceded by one for fellow Comedy Central series Drunk History, which announced a slew of guest-stars for its upcoming third season, including Octavia Spencer and Maya Rudolph.
Another Period airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.
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