Seth Meyers is taking a forward-thinking new approach in his brand new Netflix special, Lobby Baby (a title, which references the birth of his child, which I absolutely adore). During his set, he introduces the "politics" section of his act, before pointing out a small button on the bottom righthand corner of the screen, which will allow you to "skip politics" and dump you right back into the former SNL head writer's irreverent takes on, presumably, lobbies and babies and the like.
Speaking with Vulture, Meyers said the idea came from Black Mirror's experimental choose-your-own-adventure film Bandersnatch on the platform last year, which presented the viewer with choices throughout its feature-length runtime to determine the story's trajectory and ending.
This won't be as complicated though. In fact, the button only shows up once, and even that's kind of a joke, a gentle ribbing of the kind of people who think there is any possible way comedy (and most other entertainment for that matter) can be cleanly severed from politics, that school campuses have a duty to cater to—and reaffirm—every belief across the political spectrum, and that athletes and sportswriters, for example, should stick to sports. Meyers, whose late-night talk show is easily the sharpest among the network TV offerings, knows not many people are going to push that button. And even if they do, he's going to mess with them anyway, but I'm not going to spoil how.
Lobby Baby is streaming on Netflix now. Press that button and report back.
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Originally Appeared on GQ