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11.28.18

Jon Dore Chats His Comedy Special, "Big Questions, Huge Answers With Jon Dore"

The news is filled with reports on the problems facing America, but it’s short on solutions. Enter Jon Dore, a Canadian comedian and self-described outsider who fancies himself the man with the plan in "Big Questions, Huge Answers with Jon Dore," a one-hour comedy special on Comedy Central. The special follows Dore as he workshops creative, if foolhardy, solutions to “the two biggest threats to our children’s safety: cyberbullying and predatory teachers.” Throughout the special, Jon is hilariously self-assured in his dubious undertakings.

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>>> THANKS, EVERYBODY. WELCOME TO BUILD. I'M YOUR HOST RICKY. AMERICA HAS A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND MAYBE ONE OF THE REASONS WE CAN'T SEEM TO SOLVE THEM IS BHAUZ WE'RE UNWILLING TO LISTEN TO OUTSIDE VOICES. ENTER CANADIAN COMEDIAN JOHN, HUGE ANSWERS WITH , ATTEMPTS TO USE AN OUTSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE TO FIX SOME OF OUR BIGGEST ISSUES. LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

>> BRING ME YOUR BIG QUESTIONS AND I'LL FIND YOU HUGE ANSWERS. I'M NOT THE INSIDER. I'M NOT THE INSIDER. AND I'M NOT AMERICAN. DID I JUST GET YOUR ATTENTION? JOIN ME AS I SOLVE THE TWO BIGGEST THREATS TO OUR CHILDREN'S SAFETY, CYBER BULLYING AND PREDATORY TEACHERS. LET'S SAY YOUR TROLLING MADE ME BLOW MY HEAD OFF IN A MICROWAVE.

>> YIP. I WAS NOT AT ALL, HOWEVER --

>> HOW OLD DO YOU THINK I AM?

>> 35.

>> PRETTY GOOD ANSWER.

>> ACTUALLY 40.

>> WHY DID YOU DO THAT

>>> AMERICA IS ASKING BIG QUESTIONS. IT'S UP TO ME TO FIND HUGE ANSWERS.

>> MAKE AMERICA A BETTER PLACE.

>> EVERYBODY PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR . LET'S HEAR IT. [ APPLAUSE ]

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. I APOLOGIZE FOR THIS, BY THE WAY.

>> PHENOMENAL PHYSIQUE YOU HAVE HERE.

>> APPRECIATE THAT. I PUT ON WEIGHT FOR THE RULE A LITTLE BIT. I HAD TO. A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDER IF IT'S A PROSTHETIC. WE CAN'T AFFORD A PROSTHETIC. I HAD TO PUT ON WEIGHT. IT'S MORE REALISTIC.

>> DID YOU GO TO A NUTRITIONIST, DO IT THE RIGHT WAY?

>> ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. YOU HAVE TO BE SAFE. YOU HAVE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS. IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS.

>> WHAT DID YOU FIND WAS THE BEST THING TO EAT TO PUT THE WEIGHT ON AND TAKE IT OFF?

>> CAKE, CONSTANTLY, NOTHING BUT CAKE FOR A LONG TIME.

>> RED VELVET, VANILLA, CHOCOLATE?

>> YES, YES, AND YES. YEAH, I HAD ALL OF THEM. THEY'RE ALL DELICIOUS.

>> STACKED ON TOP?

>> CAKES BAKE. IT'S ALL GOOD. NAME A BAD CAKE. OH, WHAT'S THE THE ONE AT CHRISTMAS? YEAH, THAT'S NOT GOOD.

>> I'VE NEVER BEEN A BIG FAN OF FRUIT CAKE.

>> NOT A BIG FAN?

>> NO.

>> OKAY.

>> TOO MUCH.

>> I AGREE. NO, IT'S NOT A GOOD CAKE. WE'VE ESTABLISHED THAT. IT'S NOT GOOD.

>> I LIKE CARROT CAKE A LOT.

>> SEE, I DON'T GET THAT ONE. A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE CARROT CAKE.

>> GOOD CREAM CHEESE FROSTING.

>> I HAVE TO TAKE A SECOND ROUND. I DON'T TRUST THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT THINGS. CARROT CAKE IS PRETTY GROSS. THE CREAM CHEESE -- IT'S STRIENG. ONCE YOU THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT CARROTS, WE'RE NOT HAVING DESSERT ANY MORE. PRETTY MUCH HAVING VEGETABLES.

>> IF THERE IS CARROT IN THERE -- TOO MUCH VEGETABLES. TOO MUCH CARROT IN THERE, IT'S A BAD WAY.

>> MOST EXCITING INTERVIEW YOU'VE DONE SO FAR?

>> I LOVE CAKE.

>> I LOVE CAKE.

>> MORE CAKE. SO, LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE BIG QUESTIONS HERE. CYBER BULLYING.

>> YES.

>> AND PREDATORY TEACHERS.

>> CORRECT.

>> ONE SEEMS LIKE A BIG ISSUE, THE OTHER NOT SO MUCH. HOW DID YOU COME ACROSS IT?

>> NOW, CAN I -- MAY I ASK YOU A QUESTION?

>> YEAH.

>> NUMBER ONE, I LIKE YOU BY THE WAY. I WANT TO STATE THAT RIGHT AWAY.

>> VERY COMPLEMENTARY TO CANADA BACK STAGE. I HOPE THAT WENT A LONG WAY.

>> I DID. BUT I LIKE YOU, RICKY. NOW, WHICH ONE SEEMS LIKE A BIG PROBLEM AND WHICH ONE DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A BIG PROBLEM?

>> IN TERMS OF GETTING ATTENTION, CYBER BULLYING, I DON'T THINK PREDATORY TEACHERS GET THAT MUCH ATTENTION.

>> THAT MUCH ATTENTION.

>> CYBER BULLYING WOULD SEEM LIKE IT'S A PROBLEM THAN PREDATORY TEACHERS.

>> INTERESTING, VERY INTERESTING.

>> IN TERMS OF A SOCIETAL ILL. IT SEEMS MORE LIKE AN INDIVIDUALIZED PROBLEM RATHER THAN LIKE AN INSTITUTIONAL ISSUE.

>> WHAT I FIND INTERESTING ABOUT BOTH TOPICS IS THEY BOTH COMBINE -- THEY'RE TECH ELEMENTS, HIGH-TECH ELEMENTS, HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL IN BOTH SCENARIOS. YOU HAVE TEACHERS THAT NOW HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR STUDENTS IN A WAY THEY DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE. AT LEAST WHEN I WAS GOING TO HIGH SCHOOL, THERE WAS NO SOCIAL MEDIA, SO THERE WASN'T THIS AVENUE FOR CONVERSATIONS TO QUIETLY TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. SO I THINK IT MADE IT HARDER PROBABLY AND NOW I FEEL LIKE IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE EASIER.

>> THAT'S TRUE. YOU CAN'T -- TEACHERS, WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, COULDN'T GO ONLINE AND SAY, LET'S SEE WHAT RICKY IS INTO IN HIS PRIVATE TIME AND WHAT HIM AND HIS FRIENDS ARE DOING.

>> EVEN JUST FOLLOWING A STUDENT ON FACEBOOK IS ENOUGH TO PROBABLY GO, OH, WAIT A MINUTE, I MIGHT BE ABLE TO SEND A MESSAGE BACK -- IT COULD START AS INNOCENTLY AS THAT. WHO KNOWS. BACK IN MY DAY -- I CAN'T BELIEVE I SAID THAT. BACK IN MY DAY -- THERE WAS A DAY FOR ME. BACK IN MY DAY IT WASN'T LIKE THAT. IT WAS DIFFERENT. THE TEACHER WOULD HAVE TO CALL YOU AT HOME. IMAGINE THAT. THE HOME PHONE RINGS.

>> IS HE IN TROUBLE? WHAT DID HE DO?

>> NO, HE'S JUST SEXY, CAN I PLEASE TALK TO HIM?

>> OF COURSE, WE THINK HE'S SEXY, TOO.

>> MY PARENTS, YEAH. I THINK BOTH ISSUES ARE IMPORTANT. BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, I THINK PROBABLY WORLDWIDE CYBER BULLYING IS DEFINITELY AN ISSUE. BACK IN MY DAY, LIKE I SAID, BULLYING WAS VERY DIFFERENT. SOMETIMES YOU TAKE A PUNCH TO THE FACE, THE NEXT DAY -- NOT THAT THAT'S ACCEPTABLE. I'M NOT CONDONING EVERYTHING.

>> DID YOU EVER TAKE A PUNCH TO THE FACE?

>> I DID. THIS IS CANADA WINTERTIME. IT WAS LIKE A LEATHER GLOVE TO THE FACE, YEAH. IT WAS WITH A FIST IN IT. IT'S NOT LIKE THEY TOOK THEIR FIST OUT AND HIT ME WITHOUT THE GLOVE. THERE WAS NO DUEL. IT WAS A BLIND SIDED PUNCH TO THE FACE.

>> A BLIND SIDED PUNCH TO THE FACE, HOW OLD WERE YOU?

>> THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN WALKING BACK TO SAXOPHONE CLASS AFTER SCHOOL.

>> THAT THE --

>> LICENSED ILLS HAD JUST COME OUT AND I WAS GROOVING TO THE BEASTY BOYS. THAT WAS THE SOUND TRACK TO MY BULLYING. THE POINT IS THIS. I GOT HIT, BUT THEN THE SUN WOULD COME OUT THE NEXT DAY AND YOU WOULDN'T RUN INTO YOUR BULLY. TODAY I THINK IMPRESSIONABLE YOUTHS FEEL LIKE THIS MIGHT LAST FOREVER AND THEY'RE NOT DEVELOPED, YOU KNOW? THEIR MINDS AREN'T FULLY -- I FEEL LIKE IF I WAS AN IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, THE IDEA OF, YOU KNOW, A HORRIBLE MEME ABOUT YOU GOING OUT ONLINE, YOU MIGHT THINK, OH, THE WHOLE WORLD IS SEEING THIS AND IT'S PERMANENT, IT'S PROBABLY EXISTING ONLINE FOREVER. HOW AM I EVER GOING TO LIVE OUT MY LIFE? I THINK THOSE THOUGHTS CREEP INTO PEOPLE'S HEADS. WE LIKE TO SHINE A LIGHT ON SERIOUS ISSUES AND I GO AHEAD AND I SOLVE THEM BECAUSE THE MEDIA DOESN'T DO THAT, I NOTICE. I DON'T LIKE THAT. THE MEDIA WILL ASK QUESTIONS, THEY NEVER GIVE YOU THE ANSWER. THAT'S WHERE I COME IN.

>> THEY OFTEN ASK THE WRONG QUESTIONS.

>> THAT'S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE AS WELL. I LIKE TO ASK THE CORRECT QUESTIONS. WE DO DEEP RESEARCH. WE DO DEEP DIVES AS WELL. WE DO A LOT OF RESEARCH. AND THEN I COME UP WITH A SOLUTION. IF YOU WATCH ON DECEMBER 3RD, I ACTUALLY DO SOLVE -- I'M NOT SURE IF YOU SAW THE ENTIRE SPECIAL, BUT I DID SOLVE CYBER BULLYING AND I DID SOLVE PREDATORY TEACHERS.

>> YOU DID SOLVE PREDATORY TEACHERS. THE SOLUTION -- WE DON'T WANT TO SPOIL WHAT YOU DID. CAN WE TALK ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT?

>> I'M CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED NOT TO REVEAL THE FINAL RESULTS, BUT I'M WILLING TO TALK. WHY DON'T YOU GO AHEAD AND ASK ME A QUESTION. I'LL SEE HOW FAR I'LL GO WITH IT. [ LAUGHTER ]

>> VERY JIM CAREY FACE THERE.

>> RICKY, COME ON.

>> I'M LAUGHING BECAUSE I HAD A JIM CAREY MOMENT OVER THE WEEKEND.

>> WHAT WAS YOUR JIM CAREY WEEKEND?

>> I WAS WATCHING "ME, MYSELF AND IRENE." HE DID THE THING WITH HIS LIPS WHERE HE DUG THEM INTO HIS MOUTH. MY PARTNER HAD NEVER SEEN JIM CAREY. SHE SAID, WHAT IS HE DOING WITH HIS MOUTH IN IT'S PART OF HIS CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE. NO, WHY, WHAT IS HE DOING? IT'S NOT A HORROR MOVIE.

>> GLAD I ASKED.

>> THE AUDIENCE IS, TOO.

>> HOW GREAT WAS DUMB AND DUMBER. FORGET THIS. HE WON AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR THE PORTRAYAL OF LLOYD SMITH.

>> DUMB AND DUMBER IS AMAZING.

>> PILLS ARE GOOD.

>> THE BROTHERS MOVIES ARE INCREDIBLE. DUMB AND DUMBER, KING PIN, ME, MYSELF AND IRENE.

>> AGREE TO DISAGREE.

>> REALLY? WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE --

>> ME MYSELF AND IRENE I DID NOT ENJOY. FAIR ENOUGH, YEAH.

>> BACK TO YOUR SPECIAL THAT YOU'RE HERE TO PROMOTE --

>> I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DERAILED US AND GOT ONTO --

>> BIG TIME. LET'S TALK MORE ABOUT JIM CAREY.

>> I'M UP FOR WHATEVER.

>> SO, YOU ESSENTIALLY PARADE A GROUP OF TEACHERS OUT IN FRONT OF SOME STUDENTS, RIGHT?

>> YEAH. AM I GOING TOO AFAR?

>> I WANT TO EXPLAIN SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, WE TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. IN TEXAS, I THINK IT REQUIRES THIS. JUST SO THE AUDIENCE HERE KNOWS AND THE AUDIENCE WATCHING, IN TEXAS THERE WAS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS. THE REASON WE WENT TO TEXAS TO INVESTIGATE IS BECAUSE IN A THREE-YEAR SPAN, THERE WERE 700 REPORTED INCIDENCES OF TEACHER AND STUDENT IMPROPRIETY, OKAY. SO, THE STATE THAT CAME IN SECOND WAS PENNSYLVANIA WITH 45. SO, 700 TO 45. SO, WE WENT TO TEXAS BECAUSE WE FIGURED SOMETHING IS GOING ON HERE. AND WE SPOKE TO A REPRESENTATIVE -- ONE OF THE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES AND HE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT HE IMPLEMENTED TO HELP AND IT'S NOT GOING TO HELP. SO THIS IS WHERE I COME IN. I'M A CANADIAN OUTSIDER. I LOOK IN AT AMERICA AND I SEE WHAT'S GOING ON. AMERICA IS SOMETIMES TOO INVOLVED WITH ITSELF. LIKE IN A RELATIONSHIP, SOMETIMES WE LOOK AT OUR FRIENDS AND WE SEE RELATIONSHIPS AND WE CAN POINT OUT HOW THINGS AREN'T WORKING. BUT THEY'RE TOO CLOSE TO NOTICE PROBLEMS. THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENED TO AMERICA. OUTSIDERS LIKE ME, RESIDENT GREEN CARD ALIENS COME INTO PLAY AND I'M GOING TO SAVE AMERICA. WE DO SO IN THE SECOND HALF. I MEET WITH THE REPRESENTATIVE, BUT WE FIND OUT -- WE TRIED TO MAKE STUDENTS ATTRACTIVE TO ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE WE INTERVIEWED A VICTIM, HE'S NOW 29, AND HE'S CONFLICTED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH A TEACHER. AND WE SPOKE TO HIM, AND WE ASKED HIM, WHAT WAS IT? WHY WEREN'T YOU INTERESTED IN YOUR STUDENTS -- FELLOW STUDENTS? THAT'S WHAT HE REGRETS IS HE DIDN'T DEVELOP NATURALLY AND PROPERLY AND LIKE MOST PEOPLE DO, AND HE SAID, WELL, HIS WORDS. THEY WERE PIMPLE-FACED WEIRD OWES. HE FELT THIS TEACHER WAS A DEVELOPED MATURE PERSON. WE DECIDED THAT'S THE ANSWER RIGHT THERE. AND WE RAN THE NUMBERS AND THAT WAS THE PROBLEM. WE THOUGHT, WHAT IF WE MADE ALL STUDENTS IN TEXAS BEAUTIFUL? BUT THAT WOULD COST THE STATE FAR TOO MUCH MONEY. SO WE DECIDED --

>> HOW WOULD YOU GO ABOUT THAT?

>> WELL --

>> GENETIC ENGINEERING, PROCESS OVER GENERATION OR SO?

>> NO, I MEAN, ANYTHING YOU'D HAVE TO -- WE WOULD HAVE TO STUDY IT AND FIND OUT WHAT STUDENTS FIND ATTRACTIVE IN EACH OTHER, OR WHAT THEY'D LIKE TO SEE IMPROVED. WHAT WE'D DO IS GO AHEAD, IF IT'S VENEERS, BREAST AUGMENTATION, REDUCTION, WHATEVER IT IS WE'D MAKE THESE STUDENTS ATTRACTIVE TO ONE ANOTHER, IN TURN STOPPING THEM FROM LOOKING TO THEIR TEACHERS FOR, YOU KNOW, AN OUTLET. THAT DIDN'T COME OUT RIGHT. THAT DIDN'T COME OUT RIGHT, EITHER. NOTHING IS SOUNDING RIGHT. I'LL TELL YOU THIS. WE DID DISCOVER THAT IT WILL COST THE STATE OF TEXAS TOO MUCH MONEY. SO INSTEAD OF MAKING STUDENTS ALL BEAUTIFUL, IT WAS MUCH CHEAPER TO MAKE TEACHERS NONATTRACTIVE.

>> WE'LL LEAVE IT THERE. WE CAN'T GO TOO FAR INTO IT.

>> YOU CAN CONTINUE ASKING. SEE HOW FAR YOU CAN PUSH ME.

>> I WANT TO BACKTRACK. YOU SAID YOU'RE A CANADIAN TRYING TO FIX AMERICA'S PROBLEMS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CANADA RIGHT NOW. WHAT DOES AMERICA LOOK LIKE OVERALL?

>> I CAN'T SPEAK FOR ALL CANADIANS. I WOULD NEVER DO THAT. I WOULD NEVER ATTEMPT TO DO THAT. CANADA, LIKE AMERICA, IS -- IT'S COMPLEX. EVERYONE IS THEIR OWN PERSON. I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR ME. I'LL SPEAK FOR ALL CANADA JUST FOR ONCE. I THINK CANADA IS PROBABLY -- I DON'T KNOW, WHO KNOWS, MAYBE A BIT CONFUSED. I LIVE IN AMERICA NOW, SO, YOU KNOW, I'M INUNDATED WITH AMERICAN MEDIA, SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT CANADIANS FEEL ABOUT AMERICA. I CAN'T IMAGINE. WE'VE HAD OUR OWN LITTLE FUN IN THE SUN WITH POLITICS.

>> THE FORDS HAVE GAINED A LITTLE BIT OF NATIONAL ATTENTION.

>> DOUG FORD IS NOW THE PREMIERE OF ONTARIO. HOW BADLY DO YOU MISS ROB FORD?

>> HE WAS MORE FUN.

>> HE WAS THE GREATEST. HE MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE POLITICIAN OF ALL TIME. EVER.

>> I WOULD DISAGREE WITH THAT.

>> HE WAS THE MOST ENTERTAINING BY FAR.

>> TRUMP WOULD BE MINE IF HE WASN'T ACTUALLY PRESIDENT. IF HE WASN'T ACTUALLY PRESIDENT, TRUMP WOULD BE THE MOST HILARIOUS RIDICULOUS STUPID POLITICIAN OF ALL TIME.

>> IF HE WAS THE MAYOR OF PITTSBURGH, IT WOULDN'T BE A BIG DEAL. LIKE, IT WOULD BE PROBABLY A LITTLE FRUSTRATING, BUT ON THE MUNICIPAL LEVEL -- THE DECISIONS HE'S MAKING WOULDN'T REALLY IMPACT OR INFLUENCE AS MUCH ON A LOWER -- ANYWAY, SO DOUG FORD WAS THE MAYOR. IT'S NOT LIKE HE WAS PRIME MINISTER. HE WAS THE MAYOR -- ROB FORD, PARDON ME. I JUST MISS THE MAN GREATLY.

>> GREAT DANCER.

>> GREAT DANCER.

>> VIDEO OF HIM DANCING --

>> GREAT AT SMOKING CRACK AS WELL. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER THAT. HE SMOKED CRACK A FEW TIMES. HE WAS GREAT AT THAT. HE WAS REALLY, REALLY GOOD AT IT. IT'S HARD TO FIND A MAYOR -- ACTUALLY THERE'S A FEW. GO AHEAD.

>> ISN'T THERE A FAMILY, LIKE SOME KIND OF WINDOW OR GLASS OR WINDSHIELD --

>> IN CANADA, EVERY CAR HAS A WIND SHEEMD. IT'S FREEZING.

>> THE FORD FAMILY THEMSELVES. AREN'T THEY SOME SORT OF RICH FAMILY THAT COMES FROM LIKE A COMPANY OF -- WHERE THEY MADE WINDOWS OR LIKE WINDSHIELDS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

>> YOU WOULD KNOW MORE THAN I DO IF THAT'S THE CASE. IT'S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE. I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S YOUR RESEARCH.

>> YOU'RE THE CANADIAN.

>> I DON'T KNOW THE LEGACY OF ROB FORD. I KNOW HE WAS THE GREATEST MAYOR WE WILL EVER SEE. WE'LL NEVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE THAT AGAIN.

>> IT MUST BE PRETTY WONDERFUL TO COME FROM A COUNTRY THAT HAS TRUDEAU WHILE AMERICA HAS TRUMP.

>> OH, I THOUGHT YOU SAID TRUE DOUGH, REAL MONEY, TRUDEAU.

>> TRUE DOUGH LIKE BAKING DOUGH.

>> REALLY GOOD DOUGH TO BAKE. YEAH, TRUDEAU IS INTERESTING. HE'S INTERESTING. I DON'T KNOW. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN A COUPLE YEARS, YEAR AND A HALF. I CAN'T WAIT. I'M REALLY CURIOUS.

>> SO THE FIRST PART OF THAT SPECIAL IS CYBER BULLYING. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CYBER BULLIED?

>> WELL, I SUBJECTED MYSELF TO CYBER BULLYING WITHIN THE SPECIAL. I'LL REVEAL THIS. WE SET UP FAKE ACCOUNTS AND I PUT A CHALLENGE OUT TO TROLLS ON THE INTERNET TO CYBER BULLY ME. AND THEY WERE QUITE SUCCESSFUL. THEY GOT TO US. THEY HACKED OUR ACCOUNT. IT WAS ACTUALLY KIND OF TERRIFYING. I HAD ACCIDENTLY POSTED A PICTURE WITH MY PHONE NUMBER AND PASS WORD IN THE BACKGROUND ON MY BULLETIN BOARD, AND THAT ACCIDENTALLY POSTED. MY ASSISTANT ASSURED ME IT WAS OUT OF FOCUS. IT WAS NOT. SO WE WERE HACKED. AND NOT ONLY THAT, THEY CREATED MEMES AND THEY REALLY REPLICATED THE EXPERIENCE OF WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO BE AN IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNG TEEN TO GET THESE, YOU KNOW, THESE HORRIBLE MESSAGES. I WAS CALLED HORRIBLE THINGS.

>> WHAT WAS THE WORST THING YOU WERE CALLED?

>> HOW FREE AM I ALLOWED TO BE --

>> FREE.

>> FREE AS A BIRD?

>> FREE AS A BIRD.

>> ONE PICTURE WAS ME AS A CHILD THAT HAPPENED TO BE UP ON AN INSTAGRAM PAGE. THEY PULLED IT OFF. IT WAS ME TALKING ON A PLASTIC PHONE. I WAS BARELY MAYBE A YEAR OLD. AND SOMEONE HAD CAPTIONED IT, IT'S THE FUTURE CALLING. YOU'RE STILL A -- LOSER. THAT'S MEAN. IT WAS MEAN TO SAY TO A BABY. IT'S MEAN TO SAY TO ANYONE. BUT THEN THIS ONE PARTICULAR TROLL WOULD NOT STOP. HE ACTUALLY GOT INTO OUR ACCOUNT. I HAD A HILLARY CLINTON T-SHIRT ON IN ONE PICTURE. HE REPLACED IT WITH A PICTURE OF HITLER, WHICH IS NEVER GOOD. YOU SHOULDN'T BE WEARING THAT SHIRT WITH A BIG SMILE ON YOUR FACE. BUT -- SO, YEAH, HE COMPLETELY TOOK OVER MY LIFE FOR A LITTLE BIT. YEAH, SOME OF THE MEMES, I WAS COMPARED TO -- AM I ALLOWED TO SAY DILDO?

>> ENCOURAGED TO SAY DILDO.

>> THIS GUY CREATED MEMES OF ME, TOOK A CHILDHOOD PHOTO OF ME AND PUT ME INSIDE A BOX AND HE RAN WITH IT LIKE A DILDO BOX, LIKE I'M A SEX TOY. IT KEPT COMING UP. HE KEPT ATTACKING ME WITH THESE CONSTANT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ME AS --

>> IN USE.

>> YES, IT WAS HORRIFYING. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING.

>> TAKE THAT AS A COMPLIMENT, THOUGH.

>> WHAT?

>> IF SOMEONE IS GOING TO USE YOUR LIKENESS AS A SEXUAL OBJECT --

>> KEEP GOING.

>> -- THAT'S A COMPLIMENT. [ LAUGHTER ]

>> IT CAN GO ANYWHERE, RIGHT? LIKE IT'S GOING IN DIFFERENT --

>> STILL BEING USED AS --

>> GOING ALL OVER THE PLACE.

>> STILL BEING USED TO GET OFF.

>> YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, TOTALLY, YEAH. YEAH, I'VE COME AROUND ENTIRELY ON THIS ONE.

>> THE IMAGE ITSELF IS GOING TO BE UNFORTUNATE WHEN YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE IMAGE OF THIS. BUT THE IDEA THAT, LIKE, YOU KNOW, YOUR LIKENESS IS BEING REPLICATED AS A SEXUAL -- AN OBJECT THAT IS USED FOR SEXUAL GRATIFICATION, THAT'S KIND OF COOL.

>> TWO THINGS COME TO MIND. ONE, I LIKE YOUR ATTITUDE BECAUSE --

>> TRYING TO STAY POSITIVE.

>> I AGREE. THERE'S SOMETHING TO THAT. THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT TOUGH ENING UP A LITTLE BIT AND BEING ABLE TO LAUGH AT YOURSELF OR A SITUATION. I REMEMBER WELL MY MOTHER TELLING ME, I REMEMBER MY MOM TELLING ME A LOT OF THINGS, AND A LOT OF THEM WERE NOT GOOD.

>> SON, IF YOU EVER GET REPLICATED AS A DILDO --

>> THAT WOULD BE GREAT. WE NEVER HAD THAT CONVERSATION. I DON'T THINK MY MOTHER AS EVER SAID THE WORD DILDO.

>> I APOLOGIZE FOR PUTTING THAT INTO YOUR HEAD. I'M SORRY.

>> ARE YOU REALLY APOLOGIZING? A LITTLE BIT? MY MOTHER DID ONCE TELL ME, JUST LAUGH IT OFF. I REMEMBER TAKING THAT ADVICE AND USING IT AND IT COMPLETELY DISARMED PEOPLE THAT WERE BOTHERING ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG. SO THAT WORKED. THERE'S SOMETHING TO BEING ABLE TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND GO, IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD AND LAUGH IT OFF. IT REALLY DISARMS, I THINK, EVERYONE. THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF THAT, BUT ALSO THERE IS A REAL AGGRESSION OUT THERE IN THE WORLD. SO THE POINT IS THIS. WE CONTACTED -- OUR PRODUCTION TEAM GOT IN CONTACT WITH A TROLL, THE PARTICULAR TROLL SENDING THEY'D HARASSING TWEETS AND TAKEN OVER THE ACCOUNT. WE CONTACTED HIM AND ASKED IF HE WOULD COME OUT AND GET HIS REWARD AND WE SPOKE TO HIM. SO, IT'S NOT OFTEN YOU GET TO MEET THESE PEOPLE THAT HIDE IN THE SHADOWS OF THE INTERNET. HE CAME OUT AND HE SPOKE TO US.

>> HOW COHERENT DID YOU FIND HIS PHILOSOPHY OF TROLLING?

>> SO, HE HAS A REAL -- HE REALLY BELIEVED IN WHAT HE'S DOING. HOW COHERENT? YEAH, HE DEFINITELY BELIEVES THAT TROLLING SERVES A PURPOSE. LIKE HE THINKS BEING TOUGH AND AGGRESSIVE WITH PEOPLE REALLY HELPS FIND THE MIDDLE GROUND OF WHERE SOCIETY SHOULD BE. HE THINKS THAT THERE'S SOFT WEAKNESS ON ONE END AND HE THINKS THERE'S AGGRESSIVE STRENGTH ON THE OTHER, AND THE TWO -- YOU HAVE TO CONTINUALLY BALANCE THEM TO FIND HARMONY IN THE CENTER. THOSE ARE HIS THOUGHTS. HE'S NOT TOTALLY OFF. WE BORROWED THAT THEORY TO COME TO OUR CONCLUSION.

>> HE SORT OF BRINGS PEOPLE TO THE CENTER BY ATTACKING THE WEAK WITH TOUGHNESS? INTERESTING?

>> ARISTOTLE'S EXTREME OF MEMES IF YOU'D LIKE TO DO BACKGROUND RESEARCH. THAT'S HOW HE REFERS TO IT. IT'S NOT UNTRUE IF YOU'VE DONE ANY STUDYING OF ARISTOTLE'S PHILOSOPHY. YEAH, IN THE MIDDLE WE FIND THIS BALANCE.

>> DID YOU GO BACK AND STUDY THE PHILOSOPHY YOUR SNEFL

>> I DID DEEP RESEARCH. I WAS ON WIKIPEDIA.

>> HE WAS CORRECT IN HIS PHILOSOPHY. HE WAS REFERENCING IT CORRECTLY.

>> OH, COMPLETELY, YES, OF COURSE. WE WOULDN'T HAVE TALKED TO HIM OTHERWISE OR WE WOULDN'T OTHER USED HIS IDEA OTHERWISE TO COME TO OUR HUGE SOLUTION, WHICH WE DO BY THE WAY. I SOLVED CYBER BULLYING WHICH I WAS QUITE IMPRESSED WITH. I DID. I SOLVED CYBER BULLYING. IF ANYBODY HAS QUESTIONS, I'D GLADLY ANSWER LATER. WE DID SOLVE T.

>> DO YOU THINK YOU CAME UP WITH A BETTER ANSWER THAN MELANIA TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN OF BE BEST?

>> HER INTENTIONS ARE GOOD, BUT I'M DISA INT POD. I'M DISAPPOINTED IN HER. I THINK ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER. WE HAVE TO ACT. THAT'S WHAT I DO HERE. I DON'T MIND DOING T. I DON'T MIND SACRIFICING FUN. I USED TO DO STAND UP COMEDY. I STILL DO, BUT I USED TO DO. MY HEART IS IN HELPING PEOPLE AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO. SOMETIMES I JUST WALK DOWN THE STREET AND PEOPLE WILL COME UP TO ME AND SAY, THANK YOU. JUST THE WAY YOU CARRY YOUR SELF GAVE ME THE COURAGE TO GO ON. I SAY, HEY, NO PROBLEM. I'M GRACIOUS ABOUT IT NOW.

>> WERE YOU NOT GRACIOUS AT FIRST?

>> SOMETIMES I'D BE, AH, YOU'RE JOKING. NOW I SAY THANK YOU, AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.

>> DO YOU TOUCH THEM ON THEIR SHOULDER, THANK YOU, MY SON?

>> I ASK, OTHERWISE I DON'T TOUCH PEOPLE.

>> IT SOUNDS VERY JESUS LIKE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING NOW.

>> NOT AT ALL. I WALK DOWN THE STREET, PEOPLE SAY THANK YOU, I GO WELCOME, AND THAT'S IT.

>> THEY DON'T NECESSARILY KNOW WHO YOU ARE --

>> NO, THEY'RE JUST MORE LIKE --

>> EXCUSE ME, THANK YOU, KIND OF THING? IT

>> THIS GUY HAS A REASON AND PURPOSE. I SHOULD HAVE A REASON AND PURPOSE. I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

>> INTERESTING.

>> YEAH, YEAH. SUPER INTERESTING.

>> YOU'RE OFTEN WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN SLOW MOTION IN YOUR MIND?

>> ABSOLUTELY. IT'S ALL THE MUSIC I PLAY.

>> WHAT IS THE MUSIC YOU PLAY?

>> SOUND TRACKS TO FILMS ARE REALLY GOOD. I'LL DO TRUE ROMANCE. \M \M I DO THAT ONE A LOT AND I WALK IN SLOW MOTION DOWN THE STREET.

>> ARE YOU GOING TO PLAY A SONG?

>> NO, NO, JUST MY FRIEND TIM IS CALLING ME.

>> ARE YOU GOING TO PUT HIM ON?

>> NO.

>> YOU DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.

>> LET'S GET SOMEBODY. WHAT DO WE HAVE?

>> HI, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU HAD ANY ADVICE FOR ANYONE WHO IS GOING THROUGH CYBER BULLYING.

>> DO I HAVE ADVICE FOR ANYONE GOING THROUGH CYBER BULLYING? I DON'T, OTHER THAN TALK. DON'T BE AFRAID TO TALK. AND, YEAH. I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. BECAUSE WHAT DO YOU SAY? EVERYTHING IS SO UNIQUE. BUT YOU CAN'T -- YOU JUST GOT TO TALK AND GET HELP AND, YEAH. THAT'S WHAT I THINK, YEAH. IT'S A TOUGH QUESTION. HE ANSWERED THAT IN A WEIRD WAY BUT I'M NOT QUALIFIED. I WOULD DEVELOP AN APP TO HELP PEOPLE, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD SAY TO SOMEONE WHO IS BEING CYBER BULLIED. BUT DEFINITELY TELL PEOPLE ABOUT IT, TALK, AND YOU'RE NOT WRONG.

>> THERE IS ALSO SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T WORK ABOUT GIVING ADVICE AND THEN THAT ADVICE DOESN'T WORK AND THE PERSON FEELS MORE ALONE. LIKE YOU SAID, PEOPLE SHOULD TALK.

>> I THINK IT'S LIKE, WHAT'S HAPPENING, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU SHOULD DO, WHAT DO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING? THAT'S HOW YOU SHOULD EXPLORE IT. TALK ABOUT IT. YOU CAN'T KEEP IT INSIDE. GOT TO LET IT OUT.

>> NEXT QUESTION.

>> HI. SO, AS AN AMERICAN, SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY FROM AMERICA.

>> OKAY.

>> AND BECOMING -- I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD AGREE SOMETIMES WE DREAM ABOUT BEING CANADIAN, JUST WITH THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE HERE. I'M CURIOUS AS TO WHY YOUR SHOW SPOKE FOCUSES ON SPECIFICALLY ISSUES OF AMERICA AND SOLVE THOSE PROBLEMS.

>> WELL, IT'S AS SIMPLE AS WE PITCH THE SHOW TO COMEDY CENTRAL, AND THEY HAPPENED TO BE AN AMERICAN CHANNEL.

>> BUT THESE TOPICS AREN'T NECESSARILY -- AREN'T UNIQUELY AMERICAN. CYBER BULLYING IS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

>> ABSOLUTELY, YOU'RE TOTALLY RIGHT. SO, YEAH. THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. THESE PROBLEMS DO EXIST ALL OVER THE WORLD. AMERICA IS A LITTLE -- I COULD BE WRONG, BUT MAYBE TIPPING THE SCALE IN THE INAPPROPRIATE STUDENT/TEACHER RELATIONSHIP DEPARTMENT. I THINK. BUT THE IDEA WAS ESSENTIALLY, THERE WAS A HYSTERIA GOING ON. WE CAN'T DENY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH WHERE THIS IDEA CAME FROM. BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE PITCHED THIS SHOW TO COMEDY CENTRAL, WE SAID, WE'D LOVE THE PEOPLE THAT WATCH IT SAY, WOW, THAT REALLY SHINES A LIGHT ON SOME SERIOUS ISSUES, BUT I ALSO LAUGHED AND LEARNED SOMETHING. AND WHAT AN IDIOT JON IS, ME. THAT'S THE GOAL OF THE SHOW. AND WE ALSO WANT -- PEOPLE LIKE DONALD TRUMP TO WATCH IT AND SAY, THAT GUY HAS SOME GREAT IDEAS. THAT'S HOW WE PITCHED IT. BECAUSE I THINK, YOU KNOW --

>> I CAN SEE THAT BEING POSSIBLE.

>> I DO, TOO. BECAUSE THERE'S A LINE YOU CAN DRAW BETWEEN THE PROBLEM AND THE ANSWER, AND YOU CAN SAY, YEAH -- I CAN SEE HOW HE GOT THERE, BUT NO ONE SHOULD THINK THAT WAY BECAUSE IT'S NOT RIGHT. WHEN PEOPLE POKE HOLES IN MY IDEAS, WHICH IS WHAT THE WHOLE SHOW IS BASED ON, THEY FALL APART RATHER QUICKLY TO THOSE WHO GET IT TO SOMEONE WHO TWEETS, IT SNOWED TODAY, WHAT HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING? I THINK THAT'S AN 8-YEAR-OLD ARGUMENT. I REMEMBER THINKING THAT WHEN I WAS 8.

>> IF YOU THREW A SEGMENT OF THIS ONTO FOX AND FRIENDS, HE MAY TELL IT TO HIS AIDES.

>> THAT WAS OUR GOAL, GET ON FOX AND FRIENDS.

>> REALLY?

>> I FEEL LIKE WE CAN'T.

>> THEY'RE LIKE SO WORRIED THEMSELVES ABOUT BEING TROLLED AND MADE FUN OF.

>> YEAH, I WOULDN'T HAVE APPROACHED IT THAT WAY. ANYWAY, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT TO GET ON THERE. I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

>> NEXT QUESTION -- OH, WE'RE DONE. SORRY, JON. THE BIG QUESTIONS HUGE ANSWER, SPECIAL IS DECEMBER 3RD ON COMEDY CENTRAL.

>> AFTER THE DAILY SHOW AT 11:30.

>> AMAZING. CONGRATULATIONS, JON. A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR JON DOOR. LET'S HEAR IT. [ APPLAUSE ]

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