The creators of the long-running Comedy Central show “South Park” say the series will be steering clear of Donald Trump going forward. Trey Parker and Matt Stone discussed plans for the show during an interview with Australia’s ABC Network.
The pair said that even though the show delved heavily into politics last season — the program featured a character who had a lot in common with Trump — they began to find it was hard to stay ahead of the increasingly bizarre political environment.
“It’s really tricky now as satire has become reality,” said Parker. “We were really trying to make fun of what was going on [last season] but we couldn’t keep up. What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to just back off and let [the politicians] do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”
Going forward, “It feels like it’s going to be more difficult,” added Stone.
Parker said the current political situation is “not something you can make fun of.”
Added Stone: “We’re having our head blown off like everybody else.”