Evan Sayet is a stand-up comedian and writer in Hollywood – and a conservative. How’d he get that way? Well, he discusses it with Jay.

They also talk about Carson, Leno, Letterman, Maher, Stewart, Colbert, and others you know. Evan Sayet, you will very much enjoy knowing.




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There are 8 comments.

  1. namlliT noD Member

    This is great. I’m a big fan of Evan Sayet.

    The section at the beginning where he describes being a “9/13 Conservative” is especially powerful. And weirdly more relevant today.

    Silicon Valley folks: Evan will be speaking at The Conservative Forum in Mountain View on July 12. I’ll be there for sure. Please join us if you’re nearby.

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    • June 21, 2016, at 7:50 PM PDT
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  2. Dick from Brooklyn Thatcher

    Another fine interview. Sayet is a gem. I’ll get behind his “Adopt a Liberal” program provided we neuter and spay them first.

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    • June 21, 2016, at 9:02 PM PDT
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  3. namlliT noD Member

    Evan’s infamous Heritage speech is here:

    Highly recommended.

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    • June 21, 2016, at 10:42 PM PDT
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  4. Peabody Here Member

    I think the “Jim Gaffigan” joke Evan was retelling about hurtling through space on an airplane complaining about a drink not coming, is actually a Louis C-K joke. Louis C-K is no conservative. He recently performed at a fundraiser for Bill DeBlasio.

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    • June 22, 2016, at 3:52 AM PDT
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  5. Tennessee Patriot Member

    Excellent and interesting, as usual. Thanks.

    • #5
    • June 22, 2016, at 11:37 AM PDT
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  6. Henry Castaigne Member

    Thankfully, I read about Native American history from Peter Nabokov after listening to Evan Sayet’s speech. I am quite glad I did.

    Peter Nabokov never mentions that parts of Native American culture are not good or decent. Polygamy, slavery and rituals involving the scarification of the flesh are not condemned while white bigotry and mistreatment of Indians are always (and rightly) condemned. His book talks about how, Sioux children at the age of about 11 could sing multiple death songs that Sioux warriors song when they approached battle. He also describes how the traditional Potlatch was outlawed in British Columbia and Washington state. As far as I can tell, the Potlatch tradition seems to discourage intelligent and practical application of capital. It probably helps keep Indians poor.

    Peter Nabokov, while bemoaning the poverty and ill-health of indigenous peoples cannot ever bring himself to explore whether Indian themselves are partly responsible for their suffering.

    That being said I do like his book, Native American Testimony, though it has to be read a grain of salt.

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    • June 22, 2016, at 12:48 PM PDT
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  7. Annefy Member

    Evan Sayet is not only funny and intelligent; he’s a gentleman.

    I am a big “nobody” and have been in his company and crossed his path several times – mostly when there’s lots of “somebodies” around. He always greets me warmly.

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    • June 22, 2016, at 4:15 PM PDT
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  8. EEM Member

    Quick question. Evan mentioned the Friends of Abe as if they were still gathering. But didn’t I read something about the organization disbanding?

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    • June 23, 2016, at 11:34 AM PDT
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