The 71st Tony Awards has been full of surprises. First was the appearance of Johnny Carson. Now… Former President Bill Clinton.
Well, Kevin Spacey as Former President Bill Clinton.
“This season has been full of drama,” ‘Clinton’ began. “We already had some surprising winners, haven’t we. I’m not even talking about the Tony Awards.”
‘Clinton’ praised Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt, who he noted was named as Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People. He quipped that Platt bumped “his wife” off the list, which caused Platt to sink in his seat.
He added, “Between you and me, you might be a better singer. But after seeing your show, there’s no doubt Hillary is better at creating fake email accounts than you.”
After the audience roared with laughter, ‘Clinton’ reacted, “I just wanna do a joke no one else thought I’d do!”
He concluded, “I’m gonna get in trouble when I get home…”
Watch the clip above, courtesy of CBS.
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