The SNP leader went down pretty well on the US TV show
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon was interviewed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night and raised a few laughs, after being accidentally billed as a comedian on the programme’s website.
Here’s a selection of some of the best jokes:
Sturgeon: “You billed me on your website as a comedian – so you’ve raised all these expectations that I’m going to be funny.
“And I’m a politician, and as you know, politicians are rarely very funny.”
Stewart: “You need not worry. They thought I was going to be funny for 17 years.”
On oil stocks
Stewart: “How much are we talking about here? May we invade you?”
Sturgeon: “I think this is progress because you just heard Jon, presumably on behalf of the United States, ask permission to invade an oil-producing country. It doesn’t usually work that way.”
Stewart: “See that, you are a comedian.”
On SNP winning 56 out of 59 Scottish seats
Sturgeon: “I’ve ordered an inquiry into how we didn’t win the other three.”
Stewart: “What, do you think you’re Saddam Hussein, you get 99 per cent? 56 out of 59 is pretty good.”
On… well you’ll see
Stewart: “You have pledged for Scotland greater self determination, more financial independence.
“But now after the election that has crashed head-on with the reality that Westminster controls the purse strings, still believes in austerity, and receipts can dwindle for the GDP of Scotland, my question to you is, First Minister – what is haggis? What is that? Why would anyone?”
On the Scottish referendum
Stewart: “You have a bit of a Jones for getting out of the United Kingdom – we went through a very similar process.”
Sturgeon: “You were a bit more successful – though I don’t think we’ll try to do it your way.”
Stewart: “Let me tell you what they hate. They hate it when you throw their stuff in the water.”
Sturgeon: “That’s where we went wrong!”