It was really... not bad. Certainly, it was somewhat comforting to hear someone who knows what he’s talking about urge people to call their senators and representatives to push through the bill that would provide free coronavirus testing, emergency paid leave, and unemployment insurance. Better than Trump’s take, at any rate.


Less good in his monologue was a skit in which the out-of-work former mayor/presidential hopeful went from store to store on Hollywood Boulevard, attempting to apply for jobs. He finally interviewed at Wetzel’s Pretzels, where he showed off his cluelessness regarding what such a service job would entail. Get it? Because he’s an elitist??? LOL!!! This guy is brutal!

He also politely winced through a joke that guest Patrick Stewart told about being a socialist amongst the Hollywood elite.

Patrick Stewart tells Pete Buttigieg a socialism joke

At the end of the show, Buttigieg told the camera (and audience of mostly Kimmel staffers and his husband, Chasten): “Well, thank you for letting me share a great evening with you. I think we all know that America is in for some tough times and to get through it we’re going to need unity, we’re going to need strength, we’re gonna need compassion and we are going to need our sense of humor more than ever. So I’m so honored to be able to share that with you.” May the incomparable sense of humor of Pete Buttigieg be our light in these dark times.