Harry Shearer Creates Comedy Gold With The Many Moods Of Donald Trump - Noise11.com
Harry Shearer joins Judith Owen at the Paris Cat in Melbourne on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http://www.noise11.com

Harry Shearer joins Judith Owen at the Paris Cat in Melbourne on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman Photography http://www.noise11.com

Harry Shearer Creates Comedy Gold With The Many Moods Of Donald Trump

by Paul Cashmere on October 16, 2020

in News

Donald Trump has been the Godsend of comedy writers. For the past four years people like Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel have dominated their shows with Trumpisms. Now Harry Shearer has as well.

Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr Burns, Waylon Smithers and Ned Flanders in The Simpsons, Derek from Spinal Tap and Handsome Dan in Wayne’s World, has just released the album ‘The Many Moods of Donald Trump’, a collection of pisstakes about the US President.

“The first song on the record ‘I Can’t Believe Its Me’ is a song about him riding down the escalator to announce his candidacy,” Harry Shearer tells Noise11.com. “I do a radio show every week in the States on public radio. I make fun of the news and he is a guy who demands that we pay attention to him every single freaking day. I’ve written a song or comedy sketch about him every single week about him. A lot of comedy sketches about him or his aides in a show called The Appresidentice”.

Harry has been releasing a song a week and has now also made a music video. “On this new video from the record called ‘Executive Time’, which depicts what Trump is doing during these huge gobs of day that are only described as “executive time”, there are no meetings with anyone or no official business going on, what I had him doing is sitting at his desk practicing his signature like you did when you were eight years old. When he was trying to prove he had recovered from Covid they had him signing blank sheets of paper like you did when you were eight years old”.

Harry says Trump has kept comedy writers in business. “He is the gift that keeps on giving and then taking and then giving and then taking. Most Presidents are pretty good at helping us in the comedy business with material but he is should be described as overly generous in that particular way”.


Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Related Posts

Neil Young Toast
Neil Young To Release Long Discarded ‘Toast’ Album

The Neil Young and Crazy Horse long discarded 2001 album ‘Toast’ will finally have an official release.

8 hours ago
Prince and the Revolution Live
Prince and the Revolution Live Coming June 3

Prince and the Revolution Live, recorded 30 March 1985, will be released on 3 June 2022.

1 day ago
IMAGE ABBA Digital Portrait Credit Industrial Light & Magic
ABBA Attend Opening Night Of ABBA Voyage In London

All four members of ABBA, Agnetha, Frida, Benny and Björn, were together again this week for the opening of ‘ABBA Voyage’ at the all-new ABBA Arena in London.

1 day ago
Depeche Mode, Noise11, Photo
Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode Dies Aged 60

Andy Fletcher, the keyboard player for Depeche Mode, has died at the age of 60.

1 day ago
Iggy Pop, photo Ros O'Gorman
Iggy Pop and Diane Warren Receive Polar Music Prize

Iggy Pop, Diane Warren, and Ensemble Intercontemporain received the Polar Music Prize on Tuesday.

2 days ago
Blondie The Hunter
Blondie ‘The Hunter’ Turns 40

Blondie ‘The Hunter’ is 40 years old.

3 days ago
Queen Hot Space
Queen ‘Hot Space’ Turns 40

The Queen album ‘Hot Space’ has turned 40 years old.

3 days ago