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The Talk - Jay Pharoah on Comics Role in Tragedies Like Texas Shooting

Jay Pharoah discusses, as a comic, his role in the Texas school shooting, Wednesday on "The Talk." "Making people aware of it and possibly coming up with solutions to change it, I mean and do that in a comedic way. And then, after that, make people forget about it with other things. We're supposed to be taped in everywhere, so that's a comedian's job. But to alert people and give them something because people are looking for something right now." Pharoah adds, "The feeling that they need is...just to forget about for an hour and a half, however long you're are stage. You know, we're up there to make people just forget about what's happening, and to talk about it when necessary." He goes on, jokingly, "I'm glad now comedy clubs are opening up because during the pandemic a lot of people don't know, but we just had drive-in shows...if they like the jokes they beeped the horn or flashed the lights at you. It was like Morse code. And let me tell you, it's one thing to walk out of somebody's show, but when you drive out their show, that hurts right there."
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