Mel Brooks fears Donald Trump bubble
Donald Trump is too important to fail in his presidential bid, as far as Mel Brooks is concerned.
If the Trump popularity were to burst, it would be devastating to the late night comics, Brooks warns.
“If Donald Trump quit the race it would be the collapse of comedy,” Brooks told USA TODAY, not afraid to throw around alarmist terms. “Trump means a great deal to comedy. You gotta keep him in right to the end.”
Brooks, who stars as a grandpa vampire in Hotel Transylvania 2, believes that late night comics especially have built up a strong dependence on mining Trump for his raw comedy material.
“We are so dependent on what he does, that he’s needed,” says Brooks. “What would Kimmel and Conan and Colbert do? What would they do without Trump? They’re in a lot of trouble without him.”
The situation is so dire that Brooks believes that, if tragedy were to befall Trump, he would need to appear to be kept alive at all costs.
“Even if he’s dead, I would stuff him. I would have taxidermists stuff him. He’s that important to comedy,” says Brooks. “We would keep the myth that he was alive, move his arms a little bit, open and close his eyes. He’s too important to comedy to die.”
In Brooks’ ideal scenario, Trump would earn the Republican nomination and fight all the way to the November 2016 election. And if Trump won?
“We’d all go to Canada, ask them for refuge,” says Brooks. “We’d have to leave. But we need him in the race right until that day.”