Sen. Elizabeth Warren Geeks Out Over Ballers During Samantha Bee Q&A

Senator Elizabeth Warren continues to persist in a post-Donald Trump world — but what television show does she watch to wind down after a hard day’s work?

The Massachusetts politician sat down with Full Frontal host Samantha Bee on Wednesday, where she not only reflected on the movement to resist President Trump, but practically declared the HBO series Ballers a source of inspiration.

“It’s actually a story about hard work,” Warren insisted. “It’s a story about perseverance. It’s a story about having to reach within yourself and find something that you’re not 100% sure is there.”

“We’re talking about Ballers?” Bee asked, seemingly baffled by Warren’s long-winded defense of the Dwayne Johnson comedy.

To close out their interview, Bee surprised Warren by bringing out her former Daily Show colleague-turned-Ballers star Rob Corddry. Moments later, “The Rock” also arrived… sort of.

This, of course, was not the first time Warren has declared herself a fan of Ballers. Johnson previously reached out to Warren on Twitter after learning the senator was a longtime viewer.

Press PLAY on the clip above to watch Bee’s full Q&A with Warren which, among other things, includes a fake phone call with Beyoncé and the senator throwing shade at a certain Comedy Central mainstay.

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3 Comments
  1. Cas says:

    Love Ballers!

  2. The Beach says:

    That was a funny sketch. Warren was a good sport and it was great when Sam told her to hang on so she could take a call from Beyonce.

  3. maggie says:

    Elizabeth Warren seems to have a good sense of humor. And she’s wicked smart.