Bono wants comedians to fight international terrorism

Has a year ever gone by where Bono fails to make an outlandish statement about the world?

The pint-sized rocker was a guest of the US Senate, invited to a discussion on ’causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance’.

The U2 front-man was something of an ‘odd-one-out’ at the US Senate gathering, seeing as he was surrounded by diplomats and foreign aid specialists but that didn’t stop him offering his own hot take on the ways to counteract ISIS and other extremist groups:

“I think comedy should be deployed.”

After a few titters from the gathered crowd, Bono explained:

“The first people that Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the dadaists and surrealists. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them when they are goose-stepping down the street and it takes away their power.

“So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron-Cohen, thank you.”

Seriously, if you think we’re making this up, Mashable news have it on tape:

Understandably, Amy Schumer was a little surprised by Bono’s decision to send her in for military action:

We’d love to see Chris Rock’s HBO special, live from Islamic State.


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