‘You know, it’s so unlikely. I’m from a small town in Indiana. I’m not a pedophile. I don’t know if that’s a new category here, but…’
Gaffigan appeared to be referring to the fact that so many Hollywood people were mentioned in court documents, released over several days at the beginning of January, in connection with the late pedophile financier Epstein.
The Epstein comment by Noah at the Grammys was one of many zingers the star let loose – including targeting Taylor Swift and her crazy coverage at NFL games and weird conspiracy theories about her.
Noah laughed at the bizarre narrative as Swift, 34, walked late into the ceremony.
As she walked past him, accompanied by her long-time collaborator Jack Antonoff, Noah referenced the huge impact of her Eras tour on countries around the world.
‘As Taylor Swift moves through the room, the local economy around those tables improves,’ he joked.
He continued with a joke about NFL fans reportedly being annoyed about how many times her face flashed up on the screen during boyfriend Travis Kelce’s games: ‘Any time someone says Taylor Swift, I’m going to cut to NFL,’ said Noah.
Noah then turned to former NFL player turned actor, Terry Crews, and mocked the idea of Swift’s romance being set up by the government to push Democratic votes to the massive amount of eyes the NFL draws.
‘You like that Terry Crews? You work for the CIA?’ Noah jokingly asked.
This week, it was reported that Donald Trump has told aides that it doesn’t matter if Swift endorses Joe Biden – because he is ‘more popular’ than she is anyway.
The 77-year-old was commenting on reports that the pop megastar was preparing to endorse Biden, and that Biden’s campaign were desperate for her to appear on stage with the president at a rally. Swift endorsed Biden in 2020.
He is said to believe that even the pop megastar will fail to deprive him of a win in November, despite Dems hoping Swift could dramatically sway the vote.
The New York Times reported on Monday that Swift is a key name on Biden aides’ ‘wish lists of potential surrogates.’
Trump also, according to Rolling Stone, said that it was wrong that Swift was named as Time magazine’s person of the year in December 2023, because the accolade should ‘obviously’ have gone to him.
Swift’s political clout is sought after by all sides, but for years she remained avowedly neutral.
Born in Pennsylvania but moving to Nashville as a young girl to pursue music, she was initially loathe to say anything that would alienate her traditionally Republican country music fanbase.
But in 2018, she spoke out against Republican senator Marsha Blackburn, saying her voting record ‘appalls and terrifies me.’
Trump – who in 2012 called her ‘fantastic’ and ‘terrific’ – was angered by Swift’s remarks.
‘You know, Marsha Blackburn is doing a very good job in Tennessee, she’s leading now substantially,’ Trump said. ‘She’s a tremendous woman