A lot of people have said that Donald Trump's meteoric rise would be good for comedy, but that's becoming less and less true with each mind-numbingly awful thing the president does. Much of the world is living in fear as America's president does increasingly ridiculous things. While Matt Stone and Trey Parker managed to mock the lead-up to the election, even the South Park creators are having trouble mocking Trump's presidency.
Speaking with ABC Australia [via Vulture], Parker said he can't think of anything funnier than the actual reality of Trump. "It's tricky now because satire has become reality," he said. "It's really hard to make fun of and in the last season of South Park, which just ended a month and a half ago, we were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn't keep up, and what was actually happening was much funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to kind of back off and let them do their comedy and we'll do ours."
Stone added that there's not a lot to be happy about in America's current political climate. "People say to us all the time, 'You guys are getting so much good material,' like we're happy about some of the stuff that's happening," he said. "But I don't know if that's true. It doesn't feel that way. We're having our head blown off like everyone else."
Unless Trump bans comedy altogether, however, South Park will continue bringing laughs to television sets around the world. The show has been renewed through its 23rd season, which will air in 2019.