Bono Wants to Send Borat to Fight ISIS

By Gary Cutlack on at

Bono, the man with the sunglasses and the music that's either good or bad depending on your upbringing, has spoken to the US Senate in Washington, giving, for some reason, his thoughts on how comedy might be used to combat ISIS. We've looked it up and it definitely seems to be a genuine thing that happened.

Bono, of U2, the man who dances around to songs, was invited to talk to a Senate sub-committee on the Middle East and the refugee crisis, probably because one or two of his songs had serious subtexts.

Bono, the singer and hat enthusiast, told the committee: "It's funny... don't laugh, but I think comedy should be deployed. The first people that Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the Dadaists and surrealists. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them when they are goose-stepping down the street and it takes away their power."

Bono, also of the leather trousers and cowboy boots, added: "So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you." Here's proof that it happened and wasn't all a weird dream triggered by an attempted overdose:

The important political people laugh, which is good news for Amy Schumer and Chris Rock, as they're unlikely to get conscripted as part of any new Comedy Brigade. [Twitter via NME]


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