President Donald Trump’s senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway, has become the first woman to ever run a Republican presidential campaign and is also the highest-ranking woman in the White House.
But despite her recent successes, the internet hasn’t forgotten the time she tried her hand at standup comedy and embarrassed herself, to say the least.
A video from 1998 showing Conway desperately trying to crack some jokes in front of an unimpressed audience has been unearthed online. The now Trump adviser, was then taking part in an event called "D.C.'s Funniest Celebrity Charity Event” and delivered a number of bad dad jokes for 11 minutes.
She kicked off her gig with a few “break a leg jokes” including a “Top Five” list of “Why Kellyanne’s foot is really in a cast.”
“I looked at who the other contestants were and I’m like I have never thought I was funny until this very moment,” Conway said proudly.
She then moved on to some “pundette” jokes that also fell flat. “How many pundettes can you fit in the shower? I don’t know either; they just keep slipping down the drain.”
"What's the one difference between a pundette and Ally McBeal? Ally McBeal's on a major network."
Conway, who was at that time Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, then went on to rattle off some worse jokes, followed by fake laughter from both herself and the audience. Things turned worse altogether when she began singing an original composition “The Pundette Blues.”
“All year I’ve kept the pace, on TV took my place, lots of makeup on my face, in sexy dress of lace,” Conway went on in a monotonous tone and an unappealing voice.
So, now we know. It’s not just defending Trump Conway is bad at … she's also hopeless at comedy.
Here’s how internet users are reacting to Conway’s comedy clip.
I couldn't get through this myself. TAKE THE CHALLENGE: https://t.co/hU59sEV8tc— Inaugural Augur (@joe___nelson) January 25, 2017
The year is 1998. KellyAnne Fitzgerald, now Conway, does a standup comedy act for charity. Not too many laughs,... https://t.co/VsQspaqkdQ— Peter Kreutzer (@kroyte) January 24, 2017
Wow this is for sure the darkest timeline for a failed comedian: https://t.co/hs5dVCJEER— Miranda King (@mirpropaganda) January 24, 2017
Check out the cringe-worthy video above.
Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters, James Lawler Duggan