Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele appeared on The Daily Show as ex-convicts to mock those who oppose giving ex-felons the right to vote. Jordan Klepper introduces the men, who agree that ex-cons should not vote. “You can’t trust convicts with electoral shit,” Peele says. “We savages, son.”
“We want to vote, but we felons don’t have the aptitude to make informed political decisions,” Key argues. “I use violence to solve my problems in the short term without regard for the long term — much like how America’s disastrous foreign policy decisions in the Middle East destabilized the region and led to the emergence of the Islamic State. I mean, I’m stupid, yo!”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah. What do I know about fancy issues like tort reform or campaign finance?” Peele continues. “I’m too busy running a functioning cigarette-based side-economy while taking night classes so I can file legal appeals on my own behalf. I’m a f—ing maniac!”
When asked who they would vote for, if given the right, they both agree it should be Ted Cruz. “It’s just something about his eyes, man. Something a real serial killer can relate to.”
Watch how Trevor Noah introduces the issue below.