Mike Huckabee likes to tell jokes on Twitter and has been mocked mercilessly for them, so Jimmy Kimmel had a solution: enlist a professional comedian to help him out.
"Every day he writes jokes, but like a lot of great comedy voices, not everyone gets it," said Kimmel of the former Arkansas governor on Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Kimmel pointed out that Huckabee recently stated, "I tweet for my amusement and your amazement. To haters trolls and humorless people: you really shouldn't follow me. It's way over your head."
"Maybe it is over our heads," responded Kimmel. "Maybe these jokes are great. Maybe what Mike Huckabee needs is a stronger presentation."
Enter Patton Oswalt in front of a brick wall that says "Yuck Yuckabees."
The comedian started reciting Huckabee's jokes from his Twitter feed, introducing them with statements like "Traveling's weird" and "You guys like music?"
Breaking News! Jimmy Dean Sausage Co will be renamed GORSUCH SAUSAGE because he's grinding up some Democrat Senators into PURE PORK SAUSAGE!
- Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 21, 2017
Only English speaking TV I get at Norway is BBC-oh my! It stands for BIASED BORING CRAP. It's more effective than Ambien as sleep inducer.
- Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 6, 2017
Poop Dogg has nephew named Bow Wow; both bad dogs who advocate murder and sex slavery for @POTUS and First Lady;Who let the dogs out?
- Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 17, 2017
Suffice to say, the jokes fell hilariously flat. Oswalt ended with a Hillary Clinton visual and a hot dog joke before backing away from the stage quietly.
"Good material just works," laughed Kimmel.
On Friday morning, Huckabee replied to the bit on Twitter.
"Got 'Kimmelled' for my tweets-so distraught I cried like Schumer & I'll have to take 1/2 a baby aspirin to sleep," he tweeted, along with an article of Oswalt's performance.
Got "Kimmelled" for my tweets-so distraught I cried like Schumer & I'll have to take 1/2 a baby aspirin to sleep. https://t.co/1WI0d2YTR5
- Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 24, 2017
Watch Oswalt's Kimmel bit here.