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Tina Fey absolutely laid into Donald Trump at a comedy fundraiser last night

Would you like Savlon for that, Donald?

LAST NIGHT, CELEBRITIES like Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey gathered to take part in a fundraiser for the ACLU.

The benefit, which was hosted by Hanks, was streamed live on Facebook and featured contributions from the likes of Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Lin Manuel Miranda, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tracy Morgan. All the people you’d most want to go for pints with, basically.

As you might expect, there were jibes made about President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as the celebrities campaigned against inequality and discrimination.

Tom Hanks opened the night like a pro.

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I’m Tom Hanks. Of course I am.

That was soon followed by a priceless interaction with 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan, who channeled his inner Kanye West.

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Tracy Morgan: George Bush doesn’t care about black people.
Tom Hanks: That’s the wrong telethon.

Comedy queen Tina Fey later delivered a monologue in which she laid into gender inequality, Trump and Pence.

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Did you know that women still only make one Ghostbusters movie to every two made by men? And men average Ocean’s 11 for every Ocean’s 8 that goes to women. This is simply unacceptable.
Luckily, Mike Pence isn’t allowed to shut up Planned Parenthood unless his wife goes with him. If we can just keep Karen busy scrapbooking, we can all still get pap smears.
Earlier tonight, in what is surely an April Fools’ joke, the president proclaimed that next month will be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, so now we know what he gave up for Lent.

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And finally, Mandy Moore delivered a rousing (and very funny) speech in favour of gender equality.

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Hi, I’m Mandy Moore. In today’s political climate, it is more important than ever to stand up for women’s rights. I’m not going to back down and you shouldn’t either. Because women can do anything men can. Women can spread out all over the Subway. Women can get an undeserved promotion at work. Women can loudly explain the plot of a movie to another woman.
Women can, I don’t know, fall asleep immediately after sex. Women can also six days to text back after the date. Women can give unsolicited advice. “You should smile more, you know that?” And women can wear sweatpants that they haven’t washed in weeks. Just try and tell us we can’t. I dare you. Because everyone deserves the right to be a garbage person and if we stay strong, we can be equals in a glorious garbage future.

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Inspirational.

You can stream the event here.

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