Van Jones from CNN has easily got to be one of the hardest working people in cable. The former Obama advisor is on the network every day doing 2016 election analysis and coverage seemingly non stop, and continued by joining Bill Maher‘s panel on Real Time Friday night.
Maybe it was the comedic environment or maybe just Jones needed to blow off some steam, but during one particular segment from Real Time Jones found himself laughing to the point of almost choking. The segment? “25 Things You Don’t Know About Ted Cruz” (all comedically rigged as part of the bit, of course) and each one made Jones nearly fall out of his seat.
“I spent my entire freshman year of high school stuffed in a locker,” began Maher with the segment, and immediately Jones began to lose it. As the bit continued — “My nickname at Princeton was Fuckface,” for example — the Real Time cameras kept panning over to reveal Jones laughing harder and harder, even prompting Maher to ask if he was OK.
“You’re gonna be off the air, man!” exclaimed Jones through his Anderson Cooper-like giggles after one of the segment’s more revealing “truths” about the Texas Senator (“I named the stick up my ass Hank.”)
Catch the exchange above from HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
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