One of Seth’s Writers Explains a Joke: Change Des Moines


-And finally,
according to a new poll, former Vice President Joe Biden
and Senator Elizabeth Warren are tied in Iowa. Now they both just have to hope
that a few Iowans change Des Moines. [ Laughter ] This, uh — This brings us
to a segment called “One of my writers
explains their joke.” ♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ] Give it up for Matt Goldich
over there. [ Cheers and applause ] So, Matt, I’m just gonna
re-read this joke you wrote. In exchange for a salary. [ Laughter ] According to a new poll, former Vice President Joe Biden
and Senator Elizabeth Warren are tied in Iowa. Now they both just have to hope
that a few Iowans change Des Moines. Do you want to just
talk us through that, Matt? -Yeah, so, there’s basically
three pieces of information that you have to know… to make this joke work. Um, number one, the capital
of Iowa is Des Moines. Uh, number two, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren
are basically tied. And in order to break that tie, they need some Iowans to change their minds. [ Laughter ] And then at number three, would be that in the classic
Iowan accent, “their minds” is pronounced
“Des Moines.” So… [ Cheers and applause ] -Matt, do you want
to tell everybody where you were last night? -Yeah.
-Where were you? -I was in Los Angeles,
California. -And what were you —
[ Cheers and applause ] What were you doing
in Los Angeles? -We were nominated
for an Emmy for writing. Yeah. So… [ Cheers and applause ] -And did you win? -No. No. We didn’t win. No. -And do you think if the voters
had heard this joke… they would have changed
Des Moines? -For sure. It’s — It’s — [ Cheers and applause ] -Give it up for Emmy-nominated
writer Matt Goldich, everybody. This has been “One of my writers
explains a joke.”

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