Today’s alternative fact: Kellyanne Conway is hilarious.
Or, at least she intentionally tried to be one time back in 1998, as a recently surfaced video posted to C-SPAN shows.
Dated Nov. 26, 1998, the video shows Conway, then Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, performing a stilted stand-up comedy routine at an event called “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity Charity Event.” Conway, who was a 31-year-old pollster at the time the clip was filmed, delivers a routine that lasts more than 10 minutes.
Appearing at the event in a cast, the now-White House counselor opens her set with several “break a leg” groaners, which include a crack at Philadelphia native and MSNBC host Chris Matthews explaining how she was injured.
“Having just two of his own, Chris Matthews needed someone else’s foot to stick in his mouth,” Conway joked. The top reason, however, was “Fred Thompson’s bizarre and kinky foot fetish,” referring to the then-Tennessee Senator who died in 2015.
Conway also joked about 90s pop culture, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and child abuse, capping her set with an original song dubbed “I’ve Got the Pundit Blues.” To introduce the song, Conway discusses television “pundettes” like Laura Ingraham and Anne Coulter, giving a particularly prescient definition of the term.
“Someone who goes on TV constantly,” she says. “And just says the same thing over and over and over and over again, but never wears the same thing twice.”
Conway recently made headlines with a Meet the Press appearance during which she defended the Trump administration’s assertion that President Trump's inauguration had ""the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period." Many reports indicate that Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration had more attendees.
“Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that,” Conway said on the show Sunday.
Currently, the White House counselor faces allegations that she punched a man repeatedly during a ball celebrating President Trump's inauguration.