Christmas came early this year to late night comedians.
Late night talk show hosts, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert were handed comedic gold when it was revealed that Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen had another famous client. It was none other than Fox News host, Sean Hannity. Cohen, at first, refused to say who the client was, but when pressed by a federal court judge, he admitted it was Hannity.
The clicking of keyboards in comedy writing rooms was deafening.
First up, Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, came out swinging, (after first, giving up thanks to God for this gift) showing a montage of a Hannity reporting on the FBI raid from a new perspective. Noah set up the clip saying:
Now we can see that Hannity wasn’t just mad, he was scared.
Tonight at 11/10c, Seaaaaan Hannityyyy!!! pic.twitter.com/GZ9lXQ5yQN
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 17, 2018
With an ongoing feud with Hannity, Jimmy Kimmel was too happy to point out that Cohen’s only other client besides Trump and Hannity was Elliott Broidy, former finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, who used Cohen’s services to pay off a women for $1.6 million whom with he had an affair that resulted in the termination of her pregnancy. Kimmel also pointed out that Cohen seems to be the only lawyer who works for free.
He also slammed Hannity for not being forthcoming about his connection to Cohen while reporting on the FBI raid.
For his part, Stephen Colbert could barely contain his glee while announcing the connection between Hannity, Trump and Cohen calling the whole scandal Hannity Insanity and referring to Cohen as a “sad neck with hair.” Colbert also offered a tip for President Trump saying:
When your lawyer needs a lawyer, you need a lawyer.
TONIGHT: A new name popped up in the case of the man who paid off Stormy Daniels. Turns out Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen also worked for a familiar face from cable news! #LSSC pic.twitter.com/KhK5cE3mEB
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 17, 2018
Twitter was beside itself with this new twist in the scandal.
I mean. Hannity. It’s too much. It’s too much. It’s so predictable that it’s unpredictable. God needs to do more rewriting.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 16, 2018
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 17, 2018
Just imagine how Sean Hannity would respond if it were true that Obama’s personal lawyer, the target of a criminal investigation, was also secretly the lawyer for Rachel Maddow—and she had been using her show to defend the lawyer without disclosing that relationship. Just imagine
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) April 16, 2018
Amongst the questions raised by Sean Hannity hiring a “fixer”: what exactly did he need fixed?
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) April 17, 2018
Wait wait wait I thought the Scandal finale wasn't until Thursday https://t.co/ZXuybHVwOb
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) April 16, 2018
FRED: now let's see who Michael Cohen's mystery client really is [removes mask]
GANG: [gasps in unison] OLD MAN SEAN HANNITY!
— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) April 16, 2018
Tune in next week to see what’s next.