Daily Show correspondent Roy Jr. had a crowd at a comedy club bursting with laughter after he reused an utterly strange speech Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker gave in which Walker considered the merits of vampires and werewolves as part of his act.
Walker made headlines this week after he rehashed the plot of a film he referred to as “Fright Night, Freak Night, or some type of night" and told his supporters which horrific creature from folklore he would rather be.
“I don’t know if you know, but vampires are some cool people, are they not? But let me tell you something that I found out: a werewolf can kill a vampire."
"Did you know that? I never knew that."
“So, I don’t want to be a vampire any more. I want to be a werewolf.”
The film Walker referred to was indeed 1985's Fright Night, a supernatural horror film starring William Ragsdale and Chris Sarandon about a teenager who discovers that his next door neighbor is a vampire. A sequel followed in 1988 and a remake that came out in 2011 starred Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell.
You can hear what Walker said in the video below.
Walker's speech clearly inspired Wood, who said that he’d “pay $25 and two drink minimum” to watch an hour of Walker’s material at a comedy club.
So Wood did just that—only he was the one performing the material.
He uploaded a video of himself reciting Walker's speech verbatim and receiving applause from an enthusiastic crowd and quipped that Walker "has a future in comedy."
And people loved every minute of it.
Walker is known for making head-scratching remarks and has made headlines numerous times for absurdities he's uttered on the campaign trail.
Earlier this month, Walker was widely mocked after he claimed that his resumé beats former Democratic President Barack Obama's "any time of the day." His remarks were skewered by people who noted that he is a former pro football player with no political experience and Obama is the ex-President of the United States as well as a celebrated author and speaker.
The "vampires vs. werewolves" comment Walker made isn't even the first oddball remark he''s made this week.
Walker was just criticized after he claimed the future of the auto industry is rooted in "gas-guzzling cars" that have "good emissions," remarks that contradict the realities of climate change and brought to mind incoherent remarks he made over the summer about air pollution migrating to China.