Ken Jennings wasted no time when it got here to roasting Rep. George Santos — the controversial New York politician who was lately indicted on fraud expenses — throughout Wednesday night time’s (May 24) episode of Jeopardy!
The hilarious second got here in the course of the finale of the “Jeopardy! Masters” event, when 24-year-old contestant Mattea Roach selected the “Recent Events” class for $800.
“Subheads in a chunk on this NY Rep.: ‘Lied about the place he went to … school’; ‘Allegedly Swindled a disabled vet whose canine was dying,’” Jennings learn, to which Roach rapidly replied, “Who is George Santos?”
Jennings — who’s been recognized to ship a snarky remark from time to time since taking on because the everlasting Jeopardy! co-host — took the chance to get a dig in at Santos.
“I don’t get to say this very a lot, however George Santos is right,” he quipped, sending the viewers into laughter.
Santos has come underneath hearth from the general public for allegedly mendacity a couple of multitude of issues together with his identify, his Jewish heritage, that he graduated from Baruch College and that he did not carry out as a drag queen in Brazil underneath the stage identify Kitara — regardless of a number of reporters coming ahead with images, per The Huffington Post.
Following Jennings’ zinger on the hit sport present, followers flocked to social media to reward the host for his “sick burn
“Was not anticipating the Jeopardy Masters finale to incorporate Ken Jennings murdering George Santos on nationwide tv,” one wrote, whereas one other added, “Ken Jennings fucking roasted George Santos on Jeopardy tonight and I’m HERE for it.”
A 3rd particular person declared, “I AM DECEASED over the Jeopardy Masters query about George Santos.”
“And the viewers erupted in laughter! So, he’s even change into a punchline on @Jeopardy!” another person exclaimed, earlier than one other said, “George Santos turned a Jeopardy query/reply and a punch line in the identical sequence. Remember, youngsters — respect is EARNED, not given.”
Jeopardy! airs on weeknights at 7/6c on ABC.